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: The public needs to know!
2/26/2013 10:48:02 AM
Oh come on! Get with the program. Sci-fi is so out of fashion these days. If you aren't watching Snooki, Wife Swap, or Buckwild, you are just a nobody.
Seriously, TV sucks these days. No wonder interest in NASA, technology, discovery, innovation, and vision are going down the tube.
Kudos to NASA for continuing the move ahead in the face of much opposition.
RE: The public needs to know!
2/26/2013 12:26:23 PM
Pretty much. Besides why work harder when the government gives you everything. And if you try to better your situation, you end up making the same or less after you start losing those benefits.
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