Tamas Csabina
May 8, 2017
2:07 p.m. PDT

US citizens only?!

No offense guys, but with this restriction you rule out vast majority of the best coders around the world...
7 Replies

Garrett George
May 8, 2017
4:56 p.m. PDT
@Tamas Csabina
This is because the software is ITAR restricted. From one FUN3D manual: "Release of the high-energy, real-gas capability is further restricted because of International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)". Modeling that's inherent to the code is already restricted. There's nothing NASA can do about this.

Arbnor Grubi
May 9, 2017
10:19 a.m. PDT
This is very sad.
I was looking forward to this, sadly due to this i can't continue any further.

Olivier Cantin
May 9, 2017
11:14 a.m. PDT
But ITAR restricted even for Canadian citizen? No exemption?

Juan Arrieta
May 9, 2017
4:18 p.m. PDT
There is absolutely nothing that NASA can do about ITAR. As much as I'm sure they would love to have international participation, they are a US Entity (and a Federal Government Entity, for that matter), and must abide by the restrictions imposed at Federal level.

I don't speak for NASA, but I can assure all our international friends that NASA values international collaboration. Sadly, ITAR is completely outside their control.

Juan Arrieta
May 9, 2017
4:22 p.m. PDT
@Tamas Csabina
It does, and it is sad. And I'm sure NASA realizes it. But they cannot get around ITAR restrictions imposed on them at the Federal level. I hope you are not disappointed or feel that NASA does not value or recognize international collaboration.

Castagnier Mickaël
May 10, 2017
12:50 a.m. PDT
A pity they only accept Americans. Plus I had to go to the last step (request for FUN3D code) to know that.

Paul Musille
May 10, 2017
2:01 p.m. PDT
Hi all,

The eligibility does extend past US citizens to include US Persons (this includes US Citizens, Permanent Residents/Green Card holders and those in the U.S. as a protected political asylee or under amnesty); currently on US soil; and age 18 or older.
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