NASA’s Technology Demonstration Missions (TDM) bridges the gap between: need and means; scientific and engineering challenges and the technological innovations needed to overcome them; early proof-of-concept tests; and the final infusion of cost-effective, revolutionary new technologies into NASA, government and commercial space missions.
Chosen technologies will be thoroughly ground- and flight-tested in relevant operating environments reducing risks to future flight missions, gaining operational heritage and continuing NASA’s long history as a technological leader. These newly proven technologies will enable future NASA missions to pursue bolder goals; make human missions safer and more rewarding; and enable new expansion of space industry in the government and commercial sectors.
Cryogenic Fluid Management
The Cryogenic Fluid Management Portfolio Project is chartered to lead and manage cryogenic fluid research and technology development across NASA.