Texas A&M University System Signs Space Act Agreement with NASA’s Johnson Space Center


COLLEGE STATION, Texas (KBTX) — The Texas A&M University System has signed a Space Act agreement with NASA’s Johnson Space Center to work with students and faculty at Texas A&M System schools.

According to the Texas A&M System, the agreement allows the government agency to work with organizations to fulfill its mission and collaborate across the university system.

“If you look at where NASA’s goals are, they’re to really explore the unknown in space. They’re to drive new advances in aerospace technology. public service and outreach and President Bank’s dedication to space-related activities,” said Dr. Jack G. Baldauf, vice president of research at Texas A&M University.

According to Baldauf, this partnership is beneficial for both the system and NASA.

“It brings together the best researchers, the best minds to solve problems,” Baldauf said. “Each entity has longstanding strengths and relationships, and this formalizes those relationships across all schools in the Texas A&M System.”

The agreement focuses on areas such as research, technology development and collaborations, STEM engagement and training, workforce development, education and outreach, according to Baldauf.

It’s a partnership that NASA is pleased to foster with the university system.

“NASA’s Johnson Space Center has a long history of working with colleges and universities since the early days of the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo programs to help us achieve our human spaceflight missions,” said Vanessa Wyche, director of Johnson Space. NASA Center in Houston. , in a report. “We look forward to partnering and collaborating with the Texas A&M System on vital research and technology development initiatives that will enable us to meet our nation’s exploration goals and advance human spaceflight as we are working to land the first woman and the first person of color on the Moon. under Artemis.

For more information on NASA Johnson Space Center’s academic relations efforts, click here.

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