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  • Titan sample return mission being explored by NASA engineers

    Laurel KornfeldMay 30th, 2021

    Funded by a NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts program grant, scientists are exploring a possible mission to return samples from Saturn's moon Titan.

  • Pluto lander concept unveiled by Global Aerospace Corporation

    Laurel KornfeldSeptember 27th, 2017

    Just two years after New Horizons' historic Pluto flyby, the Global Aerospace Corporation (GAC), a company that conducts aerospace research and development, is proposing a return mission featuring a Pluto lander.

  • NASA team designing sub to explore Titan’s seas

    Michael ColeSeptember 5th, 2015

    An engineering team at NASA's Glenn Research Center (GRC) in Cleveland, Ohio, is designing one of the most unusual vehicles in NASA's history – a submarine to explore Saturn's moon Titan.

  • NASA paves way for future with advanced tech proposals

    Jim SharkeyAugust 10th, 2014

    NASA’s Innovative Advanced Concepts program (NIAC ) announced on Wednesday, Aug. 6 the selection of five concept proposals for Phase II funding. The proposals were selected because of their potential to transform future space missions,  provide new capabilities,  and improve on current practices for building and operating aerospace systems.The proposals ranged from an imaging technique using […]

  • NIAC selects phase I funding concepts

    Jim SharkeyJune 7th, 2014

    The NASA Innovative Advanced Concept program (NIAC) has selected 12 proposals for Phase I funding, including three from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California. The NIAC program nurtures visionary ideas that could transform future NASA missions with improvements or entirely new concepts in aerospace technology. Proposals can be submitted by researchers in academic […]

  • NIAC seeks innovative Phase II proposals

    Jim SharkeyApril 25th, 2014

    NASA’s Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Program is currently seeking proposals that could be used in future space exploration missions. The NIAC program, which is part of NASA’s  Space Technology Directorate, funds cutting-edge concepts which show potential to enable new capabilities, transform new missions or alter current approaches to building, launching and operating aerospace systems. Proposals […]

  • NASA issues 2014 call for Advanced Technology Concepts

    Press ReleaseNovember 22nd, 2013

    NASA is looking for visionary concepts that have the potential to enable new missions or significantly improve current approaches to achieve aerospace objectives.