NASA LogoThe depth and breadth of expertise in aerospace and technology has positioned Washington State companies as leaders in outer space exploration. Seven Washington businesses have won a share of NASA’s Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer grants.

Out of 399 proposals, Bothell-based Tethers Unlimited had four proposals accepted and six other Washington companies, BluHaptics, Kymeta, MSNW, Sienna Technologies, Systima Technologies and Voxa, also presented winning proposals. These companies will further space exploration with remote robotics systems, small satellite data transmission, fusion energy powering to Mars and deep space destinations, advanced thruster technology and portable spectroscopic scanning microscopes.

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