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About USRA

 

 

Established in 1969 by the National Academy of Sciences at the request of NASA, the Universities Space Research Association is a nonprofit corporation chartered to “provide a means through which universities and other research organizations may cooperate with one another, with the Government of the United States and with other organizations toward the development of knowledge associated with space science and technology.”

USRA is further chartered to “acquire, plan, construct and operate laboratories and other facilities…for research, development and education associated with space science and technology.”