NASA Commits to New Tech Development with "Space Technology Mission Directorate"
February 25, 2013 10:26 PM
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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."
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RE: Fix this planet first
2/26/2013 8:46:31 AM
Yeah aren't growth rates starting to flatten out? Thought I read that somewhere. Birth rates have been on a sharp decline for like 50 years now.
Anyway all this nonsense about Earth barely sustaining human life is just that, nonsense. We could probably fit the entire human population in Australia, if we packed everyone into tiny Japanese style apartments in skyscrapers.
As far as resources go, very few of those are necessary for human life. Yes our oil and gas and other elements will run out at some point, but those aren't necessary for our survival as a race.
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