Modern Space Missions Lead to Standing Joint NASA, DOE Coordinating Group

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Following decades of innovation-pushing partnership in space and on Earth, there’s a renewed and deliberately strategic sense of collaboration between NASA and the Energy Department as the former eyes perhaps its most ambitious mission yet: landing humans on Mars.The agencies recently stood up what Energy’s Undersecretary for Science Paul Dabbar told Nextgov is a joint DOE-NASA coordinating group. Through it, they’ll explore possible opportunities to fuse resources and pave new advancements in the realms of energy and propulsion, supercomputing, data management—and more.“A lot of the work that we’ve done for NASA on energy sources, science and coordination and other things have been what I would call ‘one-off project related,’ and so we decided to kind of systematize it,” he explained. Dabbar on Monday briefed Nextgov on the new effort and detailed potential opportunities for space-related cooperation between the agencies in the near and distant future, alongside Energy’s Chief Commercialization Officer Conner Prochaska. The two called from Oklahoma, where they’d just landed ahead of participating in a roundtable discussion with NASA’s administrator on similar topics at the University of Tulsa Tuesday.A Glimpse into the New Coordinating GroupBacked by enthusiasm and support …

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