U.S. space-technology researchers soon will be able to start work on some of the first projects funded under the Obama administration's shift from an exploration program targeted on the Moon to one trying to enable human voyages beyond Earth's orbit. With a relatively small pot of money available under the long-delayed appropriation that grew out of the administration's fiscal 2011 NASA budget request, the agency's Office of the Chief Technologist (OCT) has started selecting proposals ...

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