"But the U.S. space agency also plans to publicly release, as
open-source software, the tools it's developing to make the
"That technological balancing act is among the details revealed
in a federal Space Act Agreement establishing the terms of a
collaboration announced by NASA and Microsoft earlier this year.
The text of the agreement wasn't disclosed at the time, but NASA
has now released the documents in response to a request made by
TechFlash under the federal Freedom of Information Act."