GREENBELT, Md. - NASA has awarded a Cooperative Agreement to the Catholic University of America (CUA) to establish a science center for collaborative research in Solar-Heliospheric Sciences at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.
The total value of the agreement is estimated at $8,542,928, for the period of May 9, 2011 through May 8, 2016, with the ability to extend for an additional 5 years if deemed appropriate by the Government.
Catholic University, Washington, D.C. will play a key role in conceiving new space-based missions, providing mission requirements and conducting research that explains the behavior of the Sun, the interplanetary medium, the local interstellar medium, and the interactions and couplings among these physical regimes.
Under this agreement, CUA and NASA Goddard scientists will cooperatively carry out observational, experimental, and theoretical research in support of NASA's strategic Heliophysics science objectives.
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