Nanotechnology in Space Exploration, Report of the National Nanotechnology Initiative Workshop (2004)

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Report of an NNI workshop seeking research committee input on the National Nanotechnology research agenda relating to space exploration, held August 24-26, 2004. Used an input for the NNI Strategic Plan released in December 2004.  Workshop was jointly sponsored by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and, through the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office, the other member agencies of the Nanoscale Science, Engineering and Technology (NSET) Subcommittee.  Key areas discussed included the roles in space initiatives of nanomaterials, nanosensors and instrumentation, microcraft and micro/nano-robotics and the potential for nanotechnology to facilitate astronaut health management.