TechPort is one part of NASA's commitment to advancing technology. To find out more about NASA efforts to nurture and inspire technology innovation, please visit the links listed here.
Office of the Chief Technologist (OCT)
The Emerging Space page, hosted by the Office of the Chief Technologist, will provide an up-to-date overview of NASA's activities in Commercial Space.
A NASA spinoff is a technology originally developed to meet NASA mission needs that has been transferred to the public and provides benefits for the nation and the world as a commercial product or service.
NASA Tech Briefs
NASA Tech Briefs is a unique and powerful tool for engineers, managers, and scientists to access exclusive reports of innovations developed by NASA and its industry partners.
NASA Tech Transfer Portal (TechFinder)
NASA TechFinder is an online resource that enables commercial and private users to access NASA technologies in support of bringing them to the marketplace. NASA TechFinder contains data from all 10 NASA field centers and headquarters.
Office of the Chief Technologist
NASA's Space Technology initiative, managed by OCT, develops and demonstrates advanced space systems, concepts, and technologies to enable NASA's current and future missions.
Space Technology Mission Directorate
NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Program
The NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Program nurtures visionary ideas that could transform future NASA missions, while engaging America's innovators and entrepreneurs as NASA partners.
Technology Innovation Magazine
Technology Innovation features the latest space technology innovators and project developments across the Agency, highlighting the American inventors, entrepreneurs and application engineers who have transformed space exploration technologies into products that benefit the nation.
The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program is a competitive program that encourages domestic small businesses to explore their technological potential and engage in Federal Research/Research and Development (R/RD) with a potential for commercialization.
Space Technology Mission Directorate
The Nation's investments in space technology enable NASA to make a difference in the world around us. The Space Technology Program (STP) is divided into nine programs, representing all levels of technology readiness from early stage innovations to mission-ready projects.
Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate
Human Exploration and Operations
The Human Exploration and Operations (HEO) Mission Directorate provides the Agency with leadership and management of NASA space operations related to human exploration in and beyond low-Earth orbit.
NASA Science missions are engines of innovation, and NASA invests in technology development in each of its four science areas: Earth Science, Heliophysics, Planetary Science, and Astrophysics.
NASA Science: Technology
NASA Science technologies enable space missions of the future and also find myriad applications in the broader economy.
Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate
Aeronautics research at NASA is organized under the Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD). Its four research programs and testing facility program work to solve the challenges that still exist in our Nation's air transportation system: air traffic congestion, safety and environmental impacts.
NASA Aeronautics Research Institute
The Institute was established to pursue ARMDs objective to make deliberate investments in innovative, early-stage, and potentially revolutionary aviation concepts and technologies.
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