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Updated: July 8th, 2008 05:26 PM CDT

NASA Awards Northrop Grumman Science Grant

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WASHINGTON, June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- NASA's Science Mission Directorate,Earth Science Division, Washington, selected Northrop Grumman, St. Louis , for a grant to support the agency's Advanced Information Systems Technology Program. The maximum grant value is $228,051.

The main purpose of the program is to invest in research and development of new and innovative information technologies. The program focuses oncreating mature technologies leading to smaller, less resource-intensive and less expensive flight systems that can be built quickly and efficiently, andon more-efficient ground-based processing and modeling systems that improve the use of Earth science data.

The research also supports the Vision for Space Exploration, NASA's long-term plan to return astronauts to the moon and extend exploration to Mars and beyond.

For information about NASA and agency programs on the Web, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/home

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