Press Release

NASA Investigators Selected for Human and Robotic Technology

By SpaceRef Editor
July 30, 2004
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NASA Investigators Selected for Human and Robotic Technology

NASA’s Office of Exploration Systems has selected the
proposals of 50 NASA investigators from its ten field centers
to support the human and robotic technology goals and
objectives of the Vision for Space Exploration. Total value
of the work is approximately $570 million through fiscal year

“The Office of Exploration Systems was created to assist the
agency in achieving its new strategic direction of
establishing human and robotic space exploration as its
primary goal,” said Associate Administrator Rear Adm. Craig
E. Steidle, USN (Ret.) “The selection of these investigators
and the technologies they have proposed will help NASA meet
the challenging goals and objectives of leaving low-Earth
orbit and returning to the moon and then Mars. These
technologies may also benefit our lives on Earth much like
the Apollo missions led to the development of medical
diagnostic tools such as the CT scan.”

The selection was made in response to an intramural call for
proposals and is the first of several steps towards
developing new partnerships among NASA, industry and
academia. The Human and Robotic Technology (H&RT) investment
portfolio resulting from these partnerships will have a
positive affect on future exploration missions. The selected
proposals support the following H&RT programs: Advanced Space
Technology Program, Technology Maturation Program, and
Innovative Technology Transfer Partnerships Program.

For the names of the winning proposals and more information
about Exploration Systems on the Internet, visit:

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SpaceRef staff editor.