FAA to Set Up Center of Excellence for Commercial Space Transportation

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faa_logoThe Federal Aviation Administration is planning to set up a new Center of Excellence (COE) for Commercial Space Transportation (CST) next year. FAA would fund the center at $1 million/year, with additional funds coming from the host institution. The program is open to:

  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • Private institutions of higher education

The FAA will hold a public meeting on February 9 to discuss the new center. A COE Draft Solicitation will be available for public review prior to the meeting.

Contact Patricia Watts, Ph.D., FAA National Centers of Excellence Program Director, via e-mail at patricia.watts@faa.gov or fax 609-485-4101 to pre-register for the meeting and to obtain further details. Please provide name, title, institution/company, address, and telephone numbers of those interested in attending the meeting and/or receiving the Draft Solicitation.