What futuristic innovative advanced concepts is NASA funding?

Illustration of a conceptual lunar railway system selected for an early-stage feasibility study within the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts program. Credits: Ethan Schaler.

The NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) program is similar in some respect to the Canadian Space Agency's Space Technology Development Program (STDP). So what innovative technologies has NIAC funded this year and what should Canadian stakeholders be paying attention to?

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Boucher is an entrepreneur, writer, editor & publisher. He is the founder of SpaceQ Media Inc. and CEO and co-founder of SpaceRef Interactive LLC. Boucher has 20+ years working in various roles in the space industry and a total of 30 years as a technology entrepreneur including creating Maple Square, Canada's first internet directory and search engine.