NASA has announced that they are looking for companies and public institutions to help them develop alternatives to batteries for space exploration.
NASA is looking for alternative energy storage solutions for their space program, and also for other government agencies, and they are looking for proposals for these new energy solutions from a range of sources.
“NASA is focusing on creating new advanced technologies that could lead to entirely new approaches for the energy needs of the agency’s future Earth and space missions,” said Michael Gazarik, associate administrator for space technology at NASA Headquarters in Washington. “Over the next 18 months, NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate will make significant new investments that address several high priority challenges for achieving safe and affordable deep-space exploration. One of these challenges, advanced energy storage, offers new technology solutions that will address exploration and science needs while adding in an important and substantive way to America’s innovation economy.”
NASA have called on NASA centers, government agencies, educational institutions, industry and non profit organizations to submit proposals for new energy storage methods, they will make four awards of up to $250,000 to organizations to submit proposals for alternative energy solutions.
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