2021 NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Symposium

Virtual Conference
September 21, 2021

2021 NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Symposium

All are invited to attend the 2021 NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Symposium. This event will introduce NIAC Phase I, Phase II, and Phase III Fellows’ multidisciplinary research. Exciting keynote presentations will be given from experts in aeronautics and advanced technologies and further information will be discussed regarding the latest news about NIAC's progress and current plans.

The NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Program supports early-stage studies of visionary concepts that could one day “change the possible” in space and aeronautics. NIAC concepts cover a wide range of innovations in a diverse range of sciences. Many produce breakthroughs that hold the promise of accelerating NASA’s progress toward its goals of exploration beyond low-Earth orbit, to asteroids, the Moon, Mars and other priority areas in all of NASA’s mission directorates.

NIAC research develops and assesses revolutionary aerospace architecture, mission, and system concepts. These studies aim to enable far-term capabilities, and spawn exciting innovations to radically improve aerospace exploration, science, and operations for space and to benefit Earth.

NIAC contributes to the nation's leadership in key research and technology areas, and fosters outreach, education, and economic benefits. Part of the Space Technology Mission Directorate, NIAC is the most open-ended and far-reaching program within NASA.