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NASA Picks 4 Teams for Tech Engagement Program; Michael Gazarik Comments

mentorNASA has chosen four teams of early career technologists to engage in echnology development for future agency missions.

The space agency said Friday it wants to create a collaborative work environment between NASA’s innovators and leading experts from industry, academia and government organizations through the Early Career Initiative program.

“Investing in the future leaders in space technology in partnership with the nation’s leading innovators is part of our overall portfolio strategy for mission success,” said Michael Gazarik, associate administrator for space technology at NASA.

The Stennis Space Center team will work with Innovative Imaging and Research to build and test a three-dimensional, high dynamic range imaging system using computational photography.

NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center has partnered with Huntsville’s NeXolve to develop a solar array and integrated transceiver system for future spacecraft energy demands.

The Langley Research Center has also teamed up with Cornell University to build a Halbach magnetic array-based autonomous docking hardware.

The Kennedy Space Center, Abacus Technology, Purple Rock Scissors and the Florida Institute of Technology will collaborate to develop a wearable computer for augmented reality display.

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