Space in Your State

NASA's Space Grant Program has established 52 consortia--networks of colleges and universities--in every state plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. These consortia support education, research, and outreach for space.

On top of that, you have one of America’s fastest-growing industries: space. Here's what's going on in your state.

 
 

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 NASA Marshall Space Flight Center

NASA Marshall Space Flight Center

Alabama

NASA Marshall Space Flight Center: NASA's principal workshop for developing transportation and propulsion technologies.

U.S. Army Redstone Test Center. A unit of the U.S. Army responsible for testing aviation technology, rockets, and sensors.

 
 Pacific Spaceport Complex

Pacific Spaceport Complex

Alaska

Alaska Satellite Facility: Part of the University of Alaska Fairbanks' Geophysical Institute, this satellite-tracking ground station processes remote sensing data to facilitate climate research.

Eareckson Air Station: Landing and refueling stop for NASA aircraft.

Pacific Spaceport Complex: Commercial rocket launch facility for suborbital and orbital launch vehicles owned by the Alaska Aerospace Corporation.

 
 Ceres, photo by NASA Ronald Greeley Center for Planetary Studies

Ceres, photo by NASA Ronald Greeley Center for Planetary Studies

Arizona

NASA Planetary Aeolian Laboratory: A research facility specializing in the study of windblown particles in various planetary atmospheres.

NASA Ronald Greeley Center for Planetary Studies, ASU Tempe: Facility tasked with producing planetary images for use in educational communities.

 
 arkansas space grant consortium

arkansas space grant consortium

arkansas

Arkansas Center for Space and Planetary Sciences, University of Arkansas: Institute housing departments that specialize in planetary sciences, astrophysics, and aerospace engineering, among other areas.

Arkansas Space Grant Consortium: A network of 17 four-year colleges and universities familiarizing students with aerospace industries and promoting the involvement of the state of Arkansas in NASA activities. 

 
 courtesy ames research center

courtesy ames research center

California

Air Force Research Laboratory, Edwards Air Force Base: California-based unit that has helped NASA test engines and rocket propulsion.

NASA Ames Research Center: Focuses on human space travel and quality of life in the aerospace exploration age.

NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center: Formerly known as the Dryden Flight Research Center, this aeronautical research hub develops NASA’s most advanced vehicles.

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Managed by the nearby Caltech, this NASA R&D center focuses on the construction and operation of planetary robotic spacecraft.

SpaceX: Elon Musk’s rocket and spacecraft manufacturing and transportation company.

Vandenberg Air Force Base Space Launch Complex 6: Rocket launch pad and support site originally developed for NASA’s Titan III and Manned Orbiting Laboratory missions.

Virgin Galactic: Sir Richard Branson’s private spaceflight company, which is currently developing the technology to facilitate space tourism.

 
 United launch alliance

United launch alliance

colorado

Air Force Space Command, Peterson Air Force Base: A command site that supports military satellite launches and operations, with the help of more than 80 remote sites worldwide.

Ball Aerospace & Technologies: R&D giant producing space vehicles along with civil space and commercial space components.

Lockheed Martin Space Systems: Headquarters of one of Lockheed’s four major business divisions, famous for developing NASA’s Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle.

United Launch Alliance: Another aerospace launch vehicle behemoth, a joint venture between Lockheed Martin Space Systems and Boeing Defense, Space & Security.

Sierra Nevada Corporation Space Systems: Makes four product lines, including spacecraft actuators for Mars rovers, hybrid rocket technologies, microsatellites controlled by the Internet, along with a winged and piloted orbital commercial spacecraft.

UP Alliance: Private spaceflight corporation that regularly delivers payloads for corporate, education, and military clients.

 

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NASA Planetary Aeolian Laboratory: A research facility specializing in the study of windblown particles in various planetary atmospheres.

NASA Ronald Greeley Center for Planetary Studies, ASU Tempe: Facility tasked with producing planetary images for use in educational communities.

 

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