"There's a tendency at NASA for scientists to sit on data collected, because they want to make sense of it before releasing it [to the public]," ISEE-3 reboot co-leader and former NASA astrobiologist Keith Cowing told Venturebeat in an interview. "What we're trying to do is toss everything we have out there, all the data collected by the satellite, and hopefully people will do interesting things with it." Google is helping to disseminate data collected from ISEE-3 via a newly launched website SpacecraftForAll."
"Until now, when NASA wanted to conduct research, they'd collect data and disappear with it for a few months before publishing. But the data from ISEE-3 is going to be available to anyone who wants access to it. It's a spacecraft funded by the public, and available for the public. "We're allowing anybody who is interested and has a computer to be able to do something with the data," Mr. Cowing said. Google has been helping them build a site which will open up the data to the world. Everything coming from the satellite will be available in different formats and packages so that anyone can dig in."