Hoeven: NASA Awards Up to $750,000 to North Dakota to Promote Aerospace Technology Research and Development

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, announced today that NASA has awarded up to $750,000 to the University of North Dakota (UND) to support a new multi-purposes research station that will conduct research and development in areas that are applicable to NASA’s work in Earth science, aeronautics and human and robot deep space exploration.

“North Dakota has many qualities that make our state an ideal location for this new research station,” Hoeven said. “This funding will expand NASA-relevant research opportunities for students and faculties in our state, while supporting academic research and investment for the University of North Dakota.”

The funds are made available through NASA’s Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) program, which awards Research Infrastructure Development (RID) grants every three to five years to jurisdictions to bolster their competitiveness in aerospace and aerospace-related research activities.