August 4, 2008
NASA To Test New Technologies
The U.S. space agency says seven firms involved in its Small Business Innovation Research program will take part in reduced gravity test flights next month.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration officials said the companies will test newly developed hardware on an aircraft that simulates the weightless conditions of spaceflight.
The project will be conducted by the Zero-Gravity Corp. of Las Vegas.
The selected companies are Beck Engineering Inc. of Port Orchard, Wash.; the Honeybee Robotics Spacecraft Mechanisms Corp. of New York; the Metis Design Corp. of Cambridge, Mass.; Mevicon Inc. of Sunnyvale, Calif.; the Mobitrum Corp. of Silver Spring, Md.; NanoComposix Inc. of San Diego; and Valeo Human Performance LLC of Houston.
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