The Game Changing Development Program seeks to identify and rapidly mature innovative/high impact capabilities and technologies for infusion in a broad array of future NASA missions. Multiple performing teams using varied approaches will attempt to achieve selected high impact challenge goals. Performing teams are held accountable for ensuring that discoveries move rapidly from the laboratory to application. The Game Changing Development Program portfolio will produce both subsystem/system level multidisciplinary innovations and component/discipline innovations. While advances in discipline and core knowledge are by-products of the Game Changing development Program, the objective is to mature transformational innovations for future space systems in preparation for flight demonstration.
The Game Changing Development Program seeks to identify and rapidly mature innovative/high impact capabilities and technologies for infusion in a broad array of future NASA missions. NASA X explores a new composite cryotank and a revolutionary Exoskeleton, called X1. Both of these game changing technologies will help not only NASA, but people here on Earth.Read more →
“NASA’s new Game Changing Development Program at Langley Research Center uses a rolling selection process to mature new, potentially transformative technologies from low to moderate technology readiness levels — from the edge of reality to a test article ready for the rigors of the lab” – Michael Gazarik, AA Space Technology Mission Directorate“With Game-Changing, we’re supposed to be looking at a two-year process of getting the (Technology Readiness Level) from three to about five (on a scale of 1-9),” Gaddis said. “And we want somebody to touch it. We don’t just want somebody to develop it and put it on the shelf. We want somebody to use it.” – Stephen Gaddis, Level 2 GCD Program Director