2011

Johnson Space Center

This feature profiles NASA’s ten field centers located across the country. Each month, we’ll highlight a NASA center’s unique facilities, capabilities, and areas of research, as well as specific missions and projects underway at each center. If you are interested in partnering with a particular center, or in licensing specific technology, check out the More Information section at the end of each profile for contact information.

Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX supports the new era in space exploration and commercial spaceflight. As commercial partnerships assume an increasing role in spaceflight development and operations, JSC looks to leverage its experience, expertise, national investments, and capabilities to ensure mission success.

JSC, the world leader in human spaceflight, has more than 45 years of expertise in design of space vehicle systems, combining structural design, analysis, testing, dynamic loads analysis, and performance and materials evaluations for manned and unmanned space-faring vehicles. Optimizing human health and productivity for space exploration is one of JSC’s missions. The Center has the capability to measure human performance in space and implement countermeasures to improve productivity.

Although JSC is known for its contribution to aerospace, its expertise and facilities can also support a variety of other commercial applications, including avionics communication and software, radiation-resistant hardware, structure and materials development, integrated power, thermal management, mechanical separation, integrated spacecraft propulsion, and spacecraft cockpit rapid prototyping design.

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For more information about JSC’s Technology Transfer and Commercialization office, visit http://Technology.jsc.nasa.gov; for more information about JSC’s capabilities and partnership opportunities, visit www.nasa.gov/ centers/johnson/capabilities/index.html; and for more information on the SBIR/STTR programs, visit www.sbir.nasa.gov.

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