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Senator Susan Collins

Senator Angus King

Over the past few years the Maine consortium has competitively invested NASA EPSCoR Program funds to build the state’s research capacity in emerging research areas that are not commonly associated with Maine. These areas have significant economic potential and include wireless communications systems to detect leaks in deployable space structures; testing and evaluating hypersonic inflatable atmospheric decelerator devices that protect spacecraft during re-entry intro earth’s atmosphere; development of green (oil-free) two-stroke piston engine for unmanned air vehicles; and the development of high-speed air-breathing propulsion that could significantly reduce the size, weight, and cost of launch vehicles for access to space, and address the fast growing nanosatellite market. Without a doubt, NASA EPSCoR has generated enthusiasm among Maine researchers and students to explore research opportunities with economic and workforce development opportunities in the aerospace research and education sector that otherwise would not have been available from mainstream federal funding.

Representative Chellie Pingree (1st District)

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Learning How to Breathe: What Can We Learn about Antiquity, Biological Iron Oxidation, and Respiration on Oxygen from Modern Fe-Oxidizing Bacteria


Minority Serving Institution


Research Infrastructure Development


Behavior and Optimization of Hypersonic Inflatable Atmospheric Decelerator Devices for Spacecraft Re-Entry Joint Leak Detection and Localization Based on Fast Bayesian Inference from Network of Ultrasonic Sensors Arrays in Microgravity Environment Earth System Data Solutions for Detecting and Adapting to Climate Change in the Gulf of Maine

73 Representative Bruce Poliquin (2nd District)



NASA EPSCoR Stimuli 2014 -15

Terry Shehata, Ph.D., ME EPSCoR Director


EPSCoR Stimuli 2014-15  

NASA Office of Education’s Aerospace Research & Career Development (ARCD) is pleased to release NASA EPSCoR Stimuli, a collection of univers...

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