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NASA Awards Cooperative Agreement for Solar-Planetary Science Center
GREEBELT, Md. -- NASA has awarded a Cooperative Agreement to the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), Baltimore, Md., to establish a science center for collaborative research in Solar-Planetary Sciences at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.

The total value of the agreement is estimated at $9,999,442, for the period of May 9, 2011 through May 8, 2016, with the ability to extend for an additional five years if deemed appropriate by the Government.

The University of Maryland Baltimore County will play a key role in conceiving new space-based missions, providing mission requirements and conducting research that explains the Sun, geospace, other planetary space plasma environments, and the interactions and couplings among these physical regimes.

Under this agreement, UMBC 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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Goddard Release No. 11-30a

Cynthia M. O'Carroll
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.