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Tibor Balint
NASA Headquarters

Andre Sylvester
NASA Headquarters



Game Changing Tech Revolutionizing Space Exploration

Reducing the number of life support systems for astronauts to dramatically improving spacecraft navigation capabilities.

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HIAD atmospheric entry, artist's concept

Hypersonic Inflatable Aerodynamic Decelerator

HIAD technology enhances, and potentially enables, a variety of proposed NASA missions to destinations with atmospheres.

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Centaur 2 with Robonaut

Human Robotics Systems

'Human Robotics' refers to technologies that can assist humans in missions.

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Composite Cryotank

Composite Cryogenic Technologies and Demonstration

CCTD's goal is to mature the technology readiness of composite cryogenic propellant tanks.

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Game Changing Development Program

    The Game Changing Development (GCD) program investigates novel ideas and approaches that have the potential to revolutionize future space missions and provide solutions to significant national needs.

    GCD will identify and rapidly mature innovative, high-impact capabilities and technologies and complement them with "new start" and competitively-selected projects by using a balanced approach of guided technology development efforts and competitively-selected efforts from across NASA, academia, industry and other government agencies.

    The program will focus on taking technologies from proof of concept through component testing by investing in specific technology areas through component and subsystem testing. GCD work is done primarily in the laboratory with ground testing instead of space work. Successful technologies will transition to other program such as Technology Demonstration Missions or directly to flight missions.