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NASA said the new technology developed in the Space Technology Mission Directorate will benefit aerospace and government industries in the U.S.

NASA has created a new program that will enable greater development in space technology for the future called the Space Technology Mission Directorate.

The Space Technology Mission Directorate aims to develop new, advanced technologies for both current and future NASA missions. NASA Associate Administrator Michael Gazarik will lead the new program.

"A robust technology development program is vital to reaching new heights in space -- and sending American astronauts to new destinations like an asteroid and Mars," NASA Administrator Charles Bolden said. "A top priority of NASA is to invest in cross-cutting, transformational technologies. We focus on collaboration with industry and academia that advances our nation's space exploration and science goals while maintaining America's competitive edge in the new innovation economy."

The Space Technology Mission Directorate is expected to take a portfolio type of approach that will cover many discipline areas and levels of technology. The research and development will take place in NASA centers, industry, academia and government/international offices.

NASA said the new technology developed in the Space Technology Mission Directorate will benefit aerospace and government industries in the U.S., and will "address national needs."

Source: NASA

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RE: Fix this planet first
RE: Fix this planet first
By inighthawki on 2/26/2013 2:53:25 AM , Rating: 3

Nobody's telling you it can't happen.


lol, this entire project sounds like someone is living in a fantasy. A resource based economy... you're kidding right? Equally sharing resources, it basically sounds like communism under a different name. It's completely unsustainable. People are greedy, they want more, and are always unsatisfied with what they have. That's what strives and motivates many people to work harder. I simply laugh that anyone believes this would work. A utopia as described by fantasy writers. Maybe in a world where all human beings cared for nothing than the others around them, but in this world? Just lol.

RE: Fix this planet first
By DrChemist on 2/26/2013 6:32:09 AM , Rating: 2
This guy has no background in Biology other than being married to a geneticist and looking like the progeny of Charles Darwin with a Californian hippy from the 70s.

He makes some points but keep in mind he is spouting a philosophical discussion. Either way we should promote technology and scientific exploration to all limits. If all we did was be selective on whats important to the majority, then we wouldn't have treatment for any disease that affects <10% of the population. Your argument is poor and lacks any understanding of science. You sound more like an uneducated politician trying to spout some agenda on things they don't know.

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