About this Webinar
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is the world’s premier space Agency whose vision is “To discover and expand knowledge for the benefit of humanity.” To accomplish this mission, NASA conducts research and operations at 20 Centers, Facilities and Laboratories all overseen by Associate Administrator Jim Bridenstine and his team at NASA HQ in Washington, D.C.
Kennedy Space Center (KSC) has served as a pillar of space explorations for many decades. KSC has supported multiple launches from Cape Canaveral, including launching humans to the moon. Modern day programs support the laboratories aboard the International Space Station and now serve as the home of NASA’s Launch Services Program, for satellites and robotic missions to “unlock the secrets of the universe.”
ORAU, a proud partner of NASA and KSC, will host a webinar where faculty and students will learn about the Kennedy Research and Technology portfolio and how they too can contribute to cutting-edge innovation and technology development supporting premier programs such as Artemis and beyond. Dr. Jose Nunez, NASA KSC Exploration Research and Technology Programs Office, will provide an overview of KSC’s research and technology portfolio, as well as, details on how researchers can submit proposals for funding as they support NASA missions. ORAU would like to acknowledge and thank Microsoft for their support in working with Dr. Nunez and his partners at NASA.
Introductory remarks will be provided by Kenneth Wright, Innovative Initiatives Lead in the NASA Office of the Chief Technologist, and Andy Page, President and CEO of ORAU. Scott Miller, PhD., Senior Scientific Advisor at ORAU, will serve as moderator
Dr. Nunez will present on focus areas that provide government and commercial space ventures with the technologies needed to work and live on the surfaces of the Moon, planets and other bodies in our solar system. Prior to providing information on ways to partner with NASA, Dr. Nunez will cover topics of interest such as:
- Granular Mechanics and Regolith Operations
- Applied Chemistry
- Electrostatics and Surface Physics
- Advanced Materials and Systems Areas
- Applied Physics
- Corrosion Technology
His presentation will also provide an overview of NASA’s plans to go to the moon, an overview of KSC’s research laboratory and KSC’s small satellite capabilities. Additionally, Dr. Nunez will cover NSPIRES for peer review panel opportunities and an overview of current solicitations. Lastly, he will discuss undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral fellowships opportunities, followed by a Q&A session.
Scott Miller, PhD
Senior Scientific Advisor
Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU)