Is the aerospace industry becoming an open source community?

Lockheed Martin launched a new initiative to open its programs to the public as NASA calls for ideas and innovation from a broad set of communities and the general public. This game-changing strategy is a realization that creativity often occurs at home, in our individual communities, and among wider social networks. The idea is to tap the open source universe for new ideas on how to build a community on Mars and the moon. Some of the most interesting approaches suggest that every home will soon become a laboratory for the exploration of Mars, thanks to virtual reality gear and new software innovations. We currently have so much data on the Red Moon that folks at NASA and JPL have been able to simulate the martian environment with extraordinary levels of accuracy. What do you think would be needed to bring Mars “down to Earth?”


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