Red Planet Capital

NASA Request for Information: Venture Capital Project ("Red Planet Capital")

"... Several federal agencies have already established programs that address these challenges through venture funds. For example, the CIA and Army/SoCom respectively created the In-Q-Tel and OnPoint Funds. In order for NASA to specifically focus on entrepreneurial innovation in support of its mission objectives, the Agency has laid the foundation for a private equity investment vehicle (working name "Red Planet Capital") aimed at early-stage companies."

Innovative Partnerships Program, Lisa Lockyer, Acting Deputy Director, Innovative Partnerships, October 20, 2005 (PDF)

Red Planet Capital

Red Planet Capital focus:

  • Nanotechnology
  • Robotics
  • Intelligent Systems
  • High-speed networking and communication

Current Mission Needs Statements:

  • Innovative Human Enhancements for Exploration
  • Water Recycling, Reuse, Reduction
  • In Situ Fabrication of Replacement Parts Technology
  • Environmental Monitoring, Control and Revitalization
  • Communications and Data Systems

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