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University Collaboration and Partnership (UCPO): About Us

Dr. Kamlesh Lulla, Manager

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“Bringing the best minds from universities to collaborate with NASA Johnson Space Center engineers, scientists and business professionals for future Human space exploration missions”- Dr. Lulla

The core mission of NASA’s Johnson Space Center (JSC) is leading human space exploration. For over five decades JSC has focused on human spaceflight, making great strides in engineering, science and technology innovations and developments. As we look to the future, we are leading the way by investing in new innovations and technologies to pursue bold missions that will include sending humans to deep space on compelling destinations such as the Moon and Mars. Johnson Space Center’s technology, expertise and facilities are a valuable national asset. Our investment in new technologies is an investment in our nation’s future.

JSC’s talented scientists and engineers bridge the boundary between conceptual laboratory, basic research, and technology development, and real-life spaceflight applications. These research and technology developments have matured and evolved over the years. We firmly believe that we need universities to enable us to accomplish our goals.

Our university partners have been a vital part of our team. NASA and Johnson Space Center have a long history of working with colleges and universities, industry, federal laboratories, and other research and technology development organizations. In addition to the conventional funding mechanisms such as grants, cooperative agreements, and procurement opportunities, we have strong interest in developing long-term collaborations with diverse research and technology institutions.

Collaborating with Johnson Space Center

There are established tools to accomplish the collaboration and partnership objectives. Collaborative agreements, both reimbursable and non-reimbursable, can be used to provide mutual leverage of government, university, and industry resources in the cooperative pursuit of joint-interest research and technology development efforts

Contact Dr. Kamlesh Lulla about Collaborating with Johnson Space Center
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