How Small Business Helped NASA Land the Mars Curiosity Rover
by Stephen Morris, Community Moderator
- Created: September 21, 2012, 2:13 pm
- Updated: September 21, 2012, 2:17 pm
Earlier this week, SBA Administrator Karen Mills and NASA Administrator Charles Bolden held a Google+ Hangout with a small business that helped NASA land the Curiosity rover on Mars. Staff from ATA Engineering joined the Hangout to explain their role in the Mars Science Laboratory and how small businesses can expand their markets by working with the Federal government.
ATA Engineering, and many other technical and scientific companies like it, participate in the Small Business Innovation Research program where they receive funding to help the government meet its research and development objectives.
Watch the entire Hangout here:
- Learn more about the small businesses that worked on Curiosity and NASA’s mission to Mars
- NASA Office of Small Business Programs
About the Author
Stephen Morris is online media coordinator for the U.S. Small Business Administration where he manages digital outreach to the small business community.
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