USRA has operated NIAC for NASA, since its establishment in February 1998, through its closing on August 31, 2007. During this period, NIAC has inspired an atmosphere for innovation that stretched the imagination of the technical community and encouraged revolutionary creativity. As a legacy to this work, USRA has archived the NIAC website to continue to make these data available to the research community.

USRA is honored to have had the opportunity to lead this unique Institute for NASA, and we are appreciative of NASA's support and active participation of its technical staff in NIAC's mission.