NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD) develops technologies through a community of entrepreneurs, researchers, and innovators to solve the nation’s toughest challenges and enable future NASA and commercial missions to the Moon, Mars, and beyond. Each impact story summarizes an STMD-enabled technology’s journey. They follow STMD-funded technologies from idea to use – illustrating how support from NASA drives innovation, development, demonstration, and commercialization of new technologies.
- Large Balloon Reflector: NASA Tech Breathes Life Into Potentially Game-Changing Antenna Design
- Navigation Doppler Lidar: NASA Landing Innovation Helps Commercial Moon, Orbital Missions
- Terrain Relative Navigation: Touchdown on Rocky New Worlds
- Roll-Out Solar Arrays: Rolling Out a Path to Future Space Travel