Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Contact us    |    Advertise    |   Help    |   Cookie Policy    |   Privacy Policy    RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon
    Home  ·  News  ·  Forum  ·  Stories  ·  Image Gallery  ·  Columns  ·  Encyclopedia  ·  Videos
Find: in

NASA invests millions in 'out there' projects


Posted on Sunday, 28 March, 2021 | Comment icon 3 comments

Are these the technologies of the future ? Image Credit: NASA / Sean Smith
NASA has revealed the details of its latest crop of space technology grants totalling a whopping $45 million.
Each year, NASA funds a variety of promising science and technology projects through its Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs.

"At NASA, we recognize that small businesses are facing unprecedented challenges due to the pandemic," said STMD associate administrator Jim Reuter.

"This year, to get funds into the hands of small businesses sooner, we accelerated the release of the 2021 SBIR/STTR Phase I solicitation by two months."

"We hope the expedited funding helps provide a near-term boost for future success."
This year 289 small businesses and 47 research institutions received funding through the program.

The technologies being developed include a laser power beaming system for use on the moon, an ultra-high-temperature facility for testing and evaluating space nuclear reactor core and fuel components, integrated flight controls for flying taxis and an infrasonic monitoring system.

"NASA SBIR/STTR interfaces with entrepreneurs pushing the boundaries of innovation," said program executive Jason L. Kessler.

"We're proud to partner with a diverse group of innovators and expand the reach of NASA across the country."

Source: Geek Wire | Comments (3)


Tags: NASA


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by pallidin on 28 March, 2021, 14:19
Impressive.
Comment icon #2 Posted by Seti42 on 28 March, 2021, 14:43
45 mil is hardly "whopping." That's nothing in the realm of government spending.  I still think this is good, don't get me wrong...But NASA should have a lot more grant money to spread around. So should the National Endowment for the Arts.
Comment icon #3 Posted by pallidin on 28 March, 2021, 14:45
No, but the research initiatives are.


Please Login or Register to post a comment.


  On the forums
Forum posts:
Forum topics:
Members:

6892441
288092
188625

 
Canadian sets record for lowest female note
4-21-2021
Singer/songwriter Joy Chapman recently set a new world record for the lowest musical note sung by a woman.
Telescope could find alien life 'within 5 years'
4-20-2021
The upcoming James Webb Space Telescope will be able to detect the signatures of life on other worlds.
How many Tyrannosaurus rex walked the Earth?
4-20-2021
It's arguably the world's most famous dinosaur, but just how many of these notorious carnivores were there ?
Mars helicopter makes historic first flight
4-19-2021
NASA has made history today by achieving the first ever powered, controlled flight on another world.
Stories & Experiences
The voice of something not human
11-17-2020 | Baldwin Hills, Los Angeles
 
Shadow figure demon ?
11-14-2020 | USA
 
Ghost following me
9-18-2020 | Iowa
 
Mysterious glowing cube
8-23-2020 | Alabama
 
Black blob in my room/bed
7-23-2020 | Powell,TN U.S.
 
Transparent levitating ball
7-14-2020 | Santa Rosa, California
 
 
 
Grim reaper-like visitation
6-16-2020 | Canada
 
My monster catfish story
6-15-2020 | Dallas texas
 

         More stories | Send us your story
 
Top   |  Home   |   Forum   |   News   |   Image Gallery   |  Columns   |   Encyclopedia   |   Videos   |   Polls
UM-X 10.712 Unexplained-Mysteries.com (c) 2001-2021
Terms   |   Privacy Policy   |   Cookies   |   Advertise   |   Contact   |   Help/FAQ