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NASA Thinks Big in Quest for New Space Technology
By Denise Chow
SPACE.com Staff Writer
posted: 15 July 2010
10:12 am ET
ADELPHI, Md. – NASA is redoubling efforts to position itself at the vanguard of space technology, with plans for ambitious new projects to spur innovative ideas from industry, academia and even ordinary citizens.
The U.S. space agency's nascent Space Technology Program, born as part of President Barack Obama's fiscal year 2011 budget request, is currently pending congressional approval. If it passes muster, the program could represent a significant push toward greater external collaboration and technological development for NASA.