NASA says it’s awarding $106M to small businesses for technology development

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NASA announced this week that it would be awarding $106 million to small businesses in the U.S. as part of its Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program.

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Jim Reuter, the acting associate administrator of NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate, said in a Tuesday’statement that small businesses are helping NASA reach its goal.

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Date: 2019-05-17
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NASA awards $106M to US small businesses for tech development

We awarded $106 million to U.S. small businesses for their proposals that will help us land the 1st woman & next man on the Moon in five years. From managing pilotless aircraft to solar panels that deploy like blinds, learn more about their #Moon2024 tech:

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The space agency selected 142 proposals from 129 small businesses in 28 states to receive phase II contracts as part of the SBIR program to develop tech in the areas of human exploration and operations, space technology, science, and aeronautics, a press release states.

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