Press Release

NASA Awards Texas Science Grants

By SpaceRef Editor
April 7, 2006
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NASA Awards Texas Science Grants

NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, Solar System Exploration Division, Washington, selected three Texas institutions for grants to support the agency’s Mars Fundamental Research Program. The institutions and maximum grants’ values:

  • Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio: $220,000
  • Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston: $313,056
  • NASA’s Johnson Space Center, Houston: $495,000

NASA solicited proposals to cultivate and pursue the most innovative scientific research concerning the myriad of unknowns about atmospheric, climatological, and geologic processes on Mars. The program offers opportunities to researchers interested in Mars but who are not yet prepared to work exclusively with actual mission data.

The research also supports the Vision for Space Exploration, NASA’s long- term plan to return astronauts to the moon and extend exploration to Mars and beyond.

For a list of selected companies on the Web, visit:

SpaceRef staff editor.