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Game Changing Development

The Game Changing Development Program is a part of NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD). The Program advances space technologies that may lead to entirely new approaches for the Agency’s future space missions and provide solutions to significant national needs. The Program employs a balanced approach of guided technology development efforts and competitively selected efforts from across academia, industry, NASA, and other government agencies.

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GCD Projects

GCD collaborates with research and development teams to progress the most promising ideas through analytical modeling, ground-based testing and spaceflight demonstration of payloads and experiments.

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Lunar Surface Innovation Initiative

Part of NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate and Technology Maturation portfolio, LSII develops breakthrough technology, defining new approaches to pave the way for successful human and robotic missions on the surface of the Moon. 

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