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Space Science Project Office

The Space Science Project Office (SSPO) works to strengthen relationships with the NASA Science Mission Directorate (SMD) and to manage numerous SMD projects. The SSPO also works with other organizations at NASA Glenn to develop and sustain technologies and unique capabilities for simulation. Examples include future Radioisotope Power Systems (RPS) technologies for mission applications and simulation and laboratory capability for science experiments and technology / instrument development for extreme environments. The SSPO provides government furnished materials, testing, and intellectual property such as “NEXT”, which is the next generation electric propulsion system. SSPO supports the development of external partnerships and reimbursable opportunities to enhance and enable innovative new business in support of the GRC and Agency strategic plans.