Calls to resurrect NASA's sci-fi think tank

2019-03-08 06:10:15

SPHERICAL Mars robots, space buildings made using radio waves and motion-powered space suits. These far-out ideas and others should once again be studied by NASA, a panel has recommended. “Far-out ideas such as motion-powered space suits should once again be studied by NASA” NASA’s Institute for Advanced Concepts (NIAC) was founded in 1998 to harvest futuristic ideas for space flight and aeronautics. It received $4 million a year, about 0.02 per cent of NASA’s annual budget,