NASA Awards Early-Stage Space Tech Research Grants to 13 Universities; Steve Jurczyk Comments

research and development RDNASA has awarded grants worth up to $500,000 each to 13 universities to research and develop early-stage technology platforms for up to three years under the agency’s Space Technology Research Grants Program.

The space agency selected 13 research proposals that cover technologies in various areas, such as additive manufacturing, electric propulsion, parachute inflation dynamics, telescope and optical components as well as autonomous planning for human spaceflight, NASA said Saturday.

“NASA’s Early Stage Innovations grants provide U.S. universities the opportunity to conduct research and technology development to advance NASA’s scientific discovery and exploration goals,” said Steve Jurczyk, associate administrator of the space technology mission directorate at NASA.

Awardees include:

  • Arizona State University
  • California Institute of Technology
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Ohio State University
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Stanford University
  • University of California, Irvine
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • Vanderbilt University

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