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.

Click on the following links for important information about NIAC

NIAC 2006-2007 Annual/Final Report
NIAC Closure Announcement
A Legacy of Revolutionary Concepts
NIAC's Return on Investment

Click on the following links to access Final Reports by NIAC Fellows, Presentations from NIAC's Meetings/Workshops and NIAC's Annual Reports

NIAC Funded Studies

NIAC Library

Click on this link to review the latest on-line articles about NIAC advanced concepts and the closing of the NIAC operation.

NIAC in the News