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2012-08-02 07:17:18

NASA's Space Technology Program is turning science fiction into science fact. The program has selected 28 proposals for study under the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Program. Eighteen of these advanced concept proposals were categorized as Phase I and 10 as Phase II. They were selected based on their potential to transform future aerospace missions, enable new capabilities, or significantly alter and improve current approaches to launching, building and operating aerospace...

2012-08-01 10:21:42

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Space Technology Program is turning science fiction into science fact. The program has selected 28 proposals for study under the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Program. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Eighteen of these advanced concept proposals were categorized as Phase I and 10 as Phase II. They were selected based on their potential to transform future aerospace missions, enable new...

2012-04-26 06:52:46

The NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Program is seeking proposals to continue promising studies for which it has supported the first phase. These cutting-edge concepts have the potential to transform future exploration missions, enable new capabilities, or significantly alter current approaches to launching, building, and operating aerospace systems. "These transformative concepts have the potential to mature into the new capabilities NASA needs for the challenging space missions...

2012-04-25 10:20:16

WASHINGTON, April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Program is seeking proposals to continue promising studies for which it has supported the first phase. These cutting-edge concepts have the potential to transform future exploration missions, enable new capabilities, or significantly alter current approaches to launching, building, and operating aerospace systems. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) "These...

2012-03-23 03:49:44

NASA's Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Symposium will be held March 27-29 at the Westin Pasadena Hotel, 191 North Los Robles Ave., in Pasadena, Calif. The NIAC examines early stage concepts that may lead to advanced and innovative space technologies critical for NASA to enable missions 10 to 100 years from today. Panel topics during the symposium include space debris elimination, fission fragment rocket engine propelled spacecraft, and the potential for ambient plasma wave propulsion...

2012-03-22 06:20:23

WASHINGTON, March 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Symposium will be held March 27-29 at the Westin Pasadena Hotel, 191 North Los Robles Ave., in Pasadena, Calif. The NIAC examines early stage concepts that may lead to advanced and innovative space technologies critical for NASA to enable missions 10 to 100 years from today. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Panel topics during the symposium include space debris...

2012-01-10 07:15:27

NASA's Space Technology Program is looking for far-out ideas. The NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts, or NIAC, program is seeking proposals for revolutionary concepts with the potential to transform future aerospace missions. Proposed concepts should enable new capabilities or significantly alter current approaches to launching, building and operating space systems. NIAC projects are chosen for their innovative and visionary characteristics, technical substance, and early development stage...

2012-01-09 14:29:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Space Technology Program is looking for far-out ideas. The NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts, or NIAC, program is seeking proposals for revolutionary concepts with the potential to transform future aerospace missions. Proposed concepts should enable new capabilities or significantly alter current approaches to launching, building and operating space systems. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) NIAC...

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2011-08-09 09:15:00

NASA on Monday announced funding for 30 new space projects under the agency's Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) program. The advanced concepts selected were chosen based on potential to transform the future of space missions, enable new capabilities or significantly alter the current approaches to launching, building and operating space systems. Each of the proposals will get $100,000 in funding for a one-year period, NASA said in a statement. "These innovative concepts have the...

2011-08-08 12:06:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Each proposal will...