NASA has announced it has selected 20 research and technology proposals from 19 American small businesses, partnering with research institutions as part of NASA´s competitive Small Business technology Transfer (STTR) program, the company said.
The total value of the award is USD 15m.
STTR supports NASA´s future missions into deep space and benefits the US economy. Selected proposals will support the development of technologies in the areas of aeronautics, science, human exploration and operations, and space technology.
The STTR program is sponsored by STMD and managed at NASA´s Ames Research Center in California´s Silicon Valley. STMD is responsible for developing the cross-cutting, pioneering, new technologies and capabilities needed by the agency to achieve its current and future missions.