NASA selects university researchers to study space tech solutions

NASA has announced that university led research could transform the future of space exploration, from small spacecraft to “smart” systems for the Moon, Mars and beyond, the space administration said.

NASA has selected 14 proposals for the study of innovative, early stage technologies that address high-priority needs of America´s space program.

The universities will work on their proposed research and development projects for up to three years and will receive as much as USD 500,000 each in Early Stage Innovations grant funding from NASA´s Space Technology Research Grants program.

The proposals address unique, disruptive or transformational technologies in a variety of areas.