The NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) program recently awarded 25 grants for the development of visionary new technologies. Here we’re going to take a closer look at two Phase I awards focused on surface operations on other worlds.
Myco-architecture off planet: growing surface structures at destination
NASA Ames Research Center
Biobot: Innovative Offloading of Astronauts for More Effective Exploration
University of Maryland, College Park
Each award is worth up to $125,000 for a nine-month study. Descriptions of the awards are below.