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$1M earmarked for NASA project in West Virginia


A total of $1 million from NASA’s Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) program will be headed to West Virginia University.

The funding will be distributed over the next five years and will be used to support the implementation of the West Virginia Research Infrastructure Development Project, which will focus on building the core strength needed to develop competitive research and technology development methods and activities for the solution of scientific and technical problems at WVU, officials said.

“West Virginia has consistently been a leader in space exploration and research. This investment from NASA will help West Virginia remain at the forefront of our nation’s progress in space technology development, while providing our students and professors with the resources they need to contribute to the research infrastructure and capabilities of NASA’s EPSCoR program. I am so proud of the work done at WVU in this field, and I look forward to the impact this funding will have over the next five years and beyond,” said Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va.

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