The vision of the South Dakota Space Grant Consortium (SDSGC) is to expand opportunities for all South Dakotans through education, research, and public service in the fields of aerospace, earth science, and supporting STEM disciplines. As the link between NASA and the citizens of South Dakota, SDSGC's mission is to instill the spirit of exploration and discovery in students and educators and in the general public, with a special focus on the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics that are essential for the development of the nationís workforce.
Click here for SDSGC Strategic Plan (2019 update) and NASA 2018 Strategic Plan
2021-22 Project Innovation
Grant (PIG) Application
∑ List of Project Innovation Grants from 2006-2020
∑ Dan Swets Robotics Materials Award
∑ Kelly Lane Earth & Space Science Grant
∑ NASA celebrates 60 years Click for more here
∑ Student Success Stories
∑ SD Space Grant "At a Glance"
∑ SD NASA EPSCoR "At a Glance"
∑ Study at the Frontiers of Space: Poster and Flyer
∑ NASA's Juno Mission to Jupiter
∑ Mars Science Lab: Curiosity Rover. More here
∑ Space interviews by SDSGC's Tom Durkin
∑ See International Space Station from:
Rapid City, Pierre, Sioux Falls, Spearfish, Elsewhere.
Virtual Tour, How built
∑ What's New?, plus NASA NEWS Updates
∑ NASA's Four Mission Directorates:
- Space Technology Mission Directorate
- Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate
- Human Exploration & Operations Mission Directorate
- Science Mission Directorate
∑ South Dakota's NASA-EPSCoR Program Homepage
Mars 2020 - Perseverance Rover
Launched: July 30, 2020
Target Landing Date: Feb. 18, 2021