July 19, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce NASA Award to West Virginia University

Washington, DC – U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced West Virginia University (WVU) will receive a total of $100,000 from NASA’s Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) program. This funding is designed to fast-track research and development applicable to NASA’s mission priorities though their Rapid Response Research (R3) collaborative.

“West Virginia has a long history with space exploration, from Katherine Johnson to the Rocket Boys. West Virginia University is continuing that legacy, and I’m pleased NASA is supporting our hardworking students, faculty and staff involved with innovative research programs to advance our understanding of space exploration,” Senator Manchin said. “I look forward to seeing the positive impacts of this funding and as a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I will continue advocating for resources to support scientific research across the Mountain State.”

“West Virginia continues to be a proud contributor to our country’s space exploration and research fields, and this investment will help WVU remain an asset to NASA well into the future,” Senator Capito said. “I am so proud of the work done at WVU and the progress they have helped our nation make in space. I look forward to the seeing the impact this research will have, and the opportunities it will create for our students.”