DailyDirt: Space Explorers Need Your Help...

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We've mentioned a few DIY space projects before where nearly anyone can participate in an effort to expand our knowledge of our solar system or to develop a cheaper way to get into space. More and more space exploration seems to rely on the help of a growing ecosystem of space geeks who can volunteer their time/resources to learn more about the universe around us. Here are just a few other crowdfunding or crowdsourcing efforts to explore space. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post via StumbleUpon.
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Filed Under: apollo, crowdfunding, crowdsourcing, diy space, lunar mission one, nasa software, space, space exploration
Companies: innocentive, kickstarter, nasa


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    Anonymous Coward, 24 Nov 2014 @ 8:45pm

    Dead Mass

    Use the dead mass to pack in Pico-Satellites. They can use a combination solar sail solar panel setup for maneuvering around. Freeing yourself from the need for fuel allows for much longer lifespans and the ability to retask as needed.

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    Ray Trygstad (profile), 25 Nov 2014 @ 10:35am

    Not just Open Source...

    ...but in the Public Domain. "A work prepared by an officer or employee" of the federal government "as part of that person's official duties," under section 105 of the Copyright Act, is not entitled to domestic copyright protection under U.S. law, placing it in the public domain. So all code written by Federal employees as part of their job is in the public domain, even better than Open Source.

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