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Hubble Directly Observes a Planet Orbiting Another Star

Marshall Space Flight Center is a key contributor to significant NASA programs, continuing a legacy of accomplishment that includes the Saturn V rocket, Skylab, space shuttle propulsion, Spacelab, the Hubble Space Telescope and the construction and operation of the International Space Station.

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Focus on Marshall

Focus on Marshall

Focus on Marshall is a monthly video update that highlights capabilities around the Marshall Center.

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Marshall Star

Marshall Star

Published every Thursday, the Marshall Star serves as the Marshall Center's weekly newspaper.

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Fueling Innovation

    Small businesses traditionally rely on a strong social network of business and family relationships for inspiration and feedback on when they develop an innovative business idea. NASA and Marshall Space Flight Center are looking for opportunities to partner with small, high technology companies and research institutions to help fuel that innovative thinking in key technology areas using government sponsored research dollars.

    If your small business has 500 or fewer employees, or you are a non-profit research institution such as a university or a research laboratory with ties to a small business concern, NASA and Marshall would like to share information with you about its Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. These two programs can provide significant sources of seed funding to develop your innovative ideas.

    SBIR Phase 1 contracts last for 6 months with a maximum funding of $100,000, and Phase 2 contracts last for 24 months with a maximum funding of $600,000. STTR Phase 1 contracts last for 12 months with a maximum funding of $100,000, and Phase 2 contracts last for 24 months with the maximum contract value of $600,000. Historically, the ratio of the number of Phase 1 proposals to awards for SBIR is 7:1 and for STTR is 5:1. About 40 percent of the completed Phase 1 projects receive funding for Phase 2 development.

    For more information on these programs, contact Lynn Garrison, 256-544-6719, or visit

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  • Marshall Prime Contractors

    MSFC Prime Contractors

    A list of the prime contractors doing business at Marshall Space Flight Center.

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