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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
By Nyu on 2/26/2013 2:19:03 PM , Rating: 1
It doesn't matter that they live to 70-80 if more than half that is riddled by all the issues that come with aging, looks, illnesses, loss of stamina and strenght, life isn't much worth it anymore in the conditions people get into past ~35-40.


RE: Fix this planet first
By FITCamaro on 2/27/2013 9:38:25 AM , Rating: 2
This would be hilarious if it wasn't so pathetic and sad.

Yeah because after 35-40 you're just a dried up, worthless sack of meat who can't do anything. I bet my 65 year old father can do more pushups than you.


RE: Fix this planet first
By FITCamaro on 2/27/2013 9:44:12 AM , Rating: 2
Oh and I can assume then that you'll be euthanizing yourself once you hit 40 then right?


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