NASA Innovative Advance Concepts (NIAC) Phase I Award Amount: $125,000
Extreme Metamaterial Solar Sails for Breakthrough Space Exploration
Artur Davoyan University of California, Los Angeles
Understanding the beginnings of the Universe and life itself is NASA’s long term vision and one of humanities’ grand challenges. Missions to the edge of our solar system and to space between stars in our galaxy – the interstellar medium – are of a great promise to shed light on these questions.