WASHINGTON (NASA PR) — NASA has selected 12 proposals for study under Phase I of the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Program, which aims to turn science fiction into fact through pioneering technology development.
The selected proposals cover a wide range of imaginative concepts, including:
- a submarine to explore the methane lakes of Titan;
- using neutrinos to perform measurements for the icy moons of the outer planets; and,
- a concept to safely capture a tumbling asteroid, space debris, and other applications.