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Over the last six and one-half years, NIAC has inspired and nurtured revolutionary advanced concepts that may offer new options for flight inside and outside of the Earth’s atmosphere, exploration of other planets, understanding of the Earth and the Earth’s solar system environment, and significant expansion of our knowledge of the cosmos. To encourage open review of advanced concepts, NIAC posts descriptions of each of the advanced concepts, briefings by the investigators and all final reports of completed Phase I and Phase II activities on the NIAC website.

Here is a broader description of Phase I and Phase II proposals.

Proposal Evaluation Criteria