JPL and Caltech Partner on Keck Institute for Space Studies

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March 24, 2009

The Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the California Institute of Technology, both in Pasadena, Calif., are collaborating to address the science and technology needs of future space missions through the W.M. Keck Institute for Space Studies. The institute brings together researchers from each organization to find key challenges for space missions and instrumentation, then funds the initial technical development to solve those problems.

Caltech launched the institute, located on the Caltech campus, in October, 2008, through an eight-year grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation. The director of the Keck Institute is Tom Prince, a former chief scientist at JPL.

More information about the Keck Institute for Space Studies is located here:
http://scienceandtechnology.jpl.nasa.gov/newsandevents/newsdetails/?NewsID=300



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