NIAC Lives - Announces Funding for new Studies

NASA Selects Visionary Advanced Technology Concepts For Study, NASA

"NASA has selected 30 proposals for funding under the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts, or NIAC, program. The advanced concepts selected for study under NIAC were chosen based on their potential to transform our future space missions, enable new capabilities or significantly alter current approaches to launching, building and operating space systems."

Some of the funded studies include:

- Variable Vector Countermeasure Suit (V2Suit) for Space Habitation and Exploration

- Space Debris Elimination (SpaDE)

- In-Space Propulsion Engine Architecture based on Sublimation of Planetary Resources: from exploration robots to NEO mitigation

- Proposal for a Concept Assessment of a Fission Fragment Rocket Engine (FFRE) Propelled Spacecraft

- Technologies Enabling Exploration of Skylights, Lava Tubes and Caves

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