NASA program Innovative advanced ideas (NIAC) is the agency’s attempt to promote the most futuristic ideas – ideas that are currently impossible but fruitful in the future. NASA expects everything it financially supports to come out, but if it doesn’t, it will at least open the door to something more realistic.
In the final round of their approval, NASA has set aside $ 5 million for a number of projects that have met tough plans, and wants to move on to the next stage – not enough money for it. NASA announced in early April that all projects in this round were progressing to Phase II or Phase III.
What unites them all is that they are at least ten years old to complete, so none of them are an official NASA project at this point.
What the future holds
The authors of the study of neutrino particles received the largest portion of the five million set, which is already moving to III. Phase. Two million people will use these remarkable particles for the astronaut, which is rarely seen from Earth, but they can tell mankind a lot of important things about the universe – for example, they can be used to look into the sun.
A detector orbiting near the sun can detect the shape and size of the solar center, or this technology can detect neutrinos from stars in the center of our galaxy. The third stage is to develop a functional detector that can be tested on a small satellite.
All other projects should come with equal support – for the development of the second phase projects, they will receive 000 500,000. They are:
- The concept of a study landing on Pluto or another space object with a space object
- The concept of robot dragons that can explore clouds in the invasive atmosphere of Venus
- At the far end of the moon is a radio telescope, which must be set up by robots and can monitor disturbed locations that cannot see instruments coming from Earth.
- The solar wind is powered by cubesat cubic satellites using resting solar vessels – which could reach Jupiter in half a year; Is five years with existing technologies
- Plan to use mushrooms for the production of future space stations. Mycelium can be used to create fungal structures and tissues, biodegradable plates and fast, inexpensive structures – in space and on planets including Earth and Mars.
- The project to find small spacecraft with three spacecraft, each equipped with hundreds of small telescopes.