UNH, Dartmouth get $1.25M each for NASA research

August 30, 2020

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., the ranking member of the Senate Appropriations Committee that funds the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, announced that NASA has selected proposals from the University of New Hampshire and Dartmouth College to help improve understanding of the sun's interaction with the constantly changing space environment around Earth.

Both schools will receive $1.25 million from NASA's Heliophysics Explorers’ program to conduct a nine-month mission concept study, after which NASA will choose up to two out of five total proposals to implement. The results of the studies will help bolster our understanding of the universe and help protect astronauts, satellites and communications signals, such as GPS, in space.

"These awards boost New Hampshire’s stature as a leader in scientific knowledge and research and makes us all tremendously proud," said Shaheen. "Congratulations to the teams at the University of New Hampshire and Dartmouth College for earning this important opportunity to further our understanding of the universe."

Source: Portsmouth Herald