Personal View: NASA Glenn is tech trailblazer

Story excerpt provided by Crain’s Cleveland Business.

Written by James M. Free.

Solar electric propulsion. Efficient and safe aircraft engines. Advanced satellite and terrestrial communications. 3D-printed rocket engine parts.

These are just some of the innovative breakthrough systems and advanced technologies NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland has been pioneering across space and aeronautics for nearly 75 years. Some of these are the technologies that are core to America’s plans for a journey to Mars, as announced by the president in April 2010.

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Originally published April 19, 2015.

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