NASA has released its VICAR Core set of applications as open source and it looks like the agency is opening its tools toward the international community.
NASA started to develop VICAR Video Image Communication And Retrieval back in 1966 and it was original built to digitally process multi-dimensional imaging data. It was used to transport images and data from missions like the old Voyage or the newer Cassini–Huygens. To say that it's a powerful set of tools is actually an understatement since they have been in development for almost half a decade. NASA has been moving towards open source for some time now and this is not the first set of tools that's been made available.