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NASA Funds Interstellar Flight System, 7 Other Wild Space Tech Ideas -

NASA has funded eight advanced-technology concepts that agency officials believe could help transform space science and exploration. The high-risk, high-reward ideas — which received grants under Phase 2 of the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts ...and more »

NASA Invests in Cryosleep Pods, Interstellar Flight, and More - Outer Places

NASA has just selected eight cutting-edge projects to receive Phase II funding from their Innovative Advanced Concepts Program (NIAC), and they run the gamut from cryogenic sleep pods, propulsion methods that could get us outside of our solar system, ...and more »

NASA picks eight innovative tech projects to fund for future - Christian Science Monitor

The future is now for eight technology innovators whose projects were selected for funding through the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) program this past week. The NIAC funding was granted to proposals "that have the potential to transform ...and more »

NASA planning 'suspended animation' cryosleep chamber that lets astronauts hibernate whilst travelling to distant worlds -

NASA is planning to plough up to $500,000 dollars into a scheme to develop a hibernation chamber which will put humans to sleep for up to 14 days. The space agency is funding the creation of a pioneering "cryosleep" system as part of its Innovative ...and more »

NASA Invests In Futuristic Plans Such As Cryogenic Sleep Chambers, 'Magnetoshells' And More - Tech Times

Space nerds, rejoice: NASA has selected eight unbelievably futuristic proposals that could someday turn our dreams of traveling to Mars into reality. As part of the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) project, the space agency awards funding to ...and more »

MSNW's magnetoshell aerobraking system gets in on NASA's way-out research fund - GeekWire

Magnetoshell aerocapture for NASA. MSNW's magnetoshell aerocapture concept could help ease spaceships into orbit. (Credit: MSNW). A system that would use magnetic fields to ease a spacecraft into orbit after an interplanetary journey has won a ...and more »

Congress is Working Hard to Ground NASA's Mars Mission - Fortune

Recent years have seen a resurgence of interest in space exploration, in large part thanks to the idea of going to Mars. But a damning new report by Ars Technica reveals that legislators who don't share that excitement have been working to defund NASA ...and more »

NASA Wants to Build a Magnetic Force Field and a Deep Sleep Chamber For Astronauts on Mars - Gizmodo

A self-assembling space habitat, a deep sleep chamber to shuttle astronauts on long journeys, and a protective magnetic force field are the latest projects NASA is embarking on. NASA's Innovative Advanced Concept (NIAC) Program is responsible for ...and more »

NASA Invests In Suspended Animation, Growable Space Habitats, And More - Popular Science

NASA wants to put humans on Mars in the 2030s, and it's probably going to take some crazy ideas to get us there. Toward that end, the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Program has just announced a second round of funding for 8 crazy, futuristic, ...and more »

NASA flashes cash at advanced aerospace concepts - The Register

NASA has announced the eight projects with "the potential to transform future aerospace missions" which will receive funding under Phase II of its NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Program. The awards of up to $500,000 over two years will allow ...and more »