NASA Funds Small Business Innovation in Search of New Technologies
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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An executive based in Florida, Phil
Monkress serves as chief executive
officer of All Points Logistics, a supplier to
federal agencies including the National
Aeronautic and Space Administration.
Under Phil Monkress’ leadership, the
company won NASA’s Small Business of
the Year Award in 2011.
In April 2013, the National Aeronautic and
Space Administration announced
negotiations on 383 research and
technology proposals from 257 small
businesses, as well as 29 research
institutions. The proposals belong to the
agency’s Small Business Innovation
Research Program and Small Business
Technology Transfer Program.
Using technologies developed by American small
businesses, NASA hopes to develop vehicles to
explore the solar system, transport astronauts and
robots, and study the cosmos for information about
the universe’s history. Other projects will focus on the
low-orbit and aerospace industry and potentially
benefit air travelers, air traffic controllers, and
NASA’s small business programs operate in three
phases, moving from scientific and technical
research to commercialization in partnership with
private sector or outside federal funds.