NASA awards small-biz grants for space tech


Artwork shows Tethers Unlimited’s HyperBus platform in Earth orbit. (Tethers Unlimited Illustration)

Two Seattle-area space ventures — Tethers Unlimited and Rocket Propulsion Systems — are among 124 businesses receiving $750,000 Phase II grants from NASA’s Small Business Innovation Research program.

The two-year grants, announced today, support the further development of technologies that can benefit future space missions as well as life on Earth. All of the recipients, hailing from 31 states in all, received $125,000 Phase I grants during earlier rounds of funding.

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