NASA paywalls first papers arising from Curiosity rover, I am setting them free

Found this one on Hackernews this morning, what do YOU think?

The Mars Curiosity rover has been a huge boon for NASA – tapping into the public’s fascination with space exploration and the search for life on other planets. Its landing was watched live by millions of people, and interest in the photos and videos it is collecting is so great, that NASA has had to relocate its servers to deal with the capacity.

So what does NASA do to reward this outpouring of public interest (not to mention to $2.5 billion taxpayer dollars that made it possible)? They publish the first papers to arise from the project behind a Science magazine’s paywall

NASA paywalls first papers arising from Curiosity rover, I am setting them free.

Posted on September 27, 2013 and filed under Exploration, NASA.