NASA Looks to University Researchers for Innovative Space Tech Solutions

NASA Looks to University Researchers for Innovative Space Tech Solutions

Close-up view of a friction stir weld tack tool used to manufacture external tanks of the space shuttle.
Close-up view of a friction stir weld tack tool used to manufacture external tanks of the space shuttle. Friction stir welding is different from traditional fusion welding in that the materials are not melted.
Credits: NASA

University-led research could transform the future of space exploration, from small spacecraft to “smart” systems for the Moon, Mars and beyond. NASA has selected 14 proposals for the study of innovative, early stage technologies that address high-priority needs of America’s space program.

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