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About NIAC

The NIAC program seeks innovations from diverse and non-traditional sources and NIAC projects study innovative, technically credible, advanced concepts that could one day “change the possible” in aerospace. If you’re interested in submitting a proposal to NIAC, please visit “Apply to NIAC” for information about the status of our current NASA Research Announcement (NRA). For descriptions of current NIAC projects, please refer to our “NIAC Funded Studies” page.

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Meet the NIAC Program Office

Mike Lapointe

Michael LaPointe

Acting Program Executive

John Nelson

John Nelson

Deputy Program Executive

Ron Turner

Ronald Turner

Senior Science Advisor

Katherine Reilly

Katherine Reilly

Strategic Partnerships Manager

Frank Spellman

Frank Spellman