Universities Space Research Association
(USRA) is an independent, nonprofit research corporation where the combined efforts of in-house talent and university-based
expertise merge to advance space science and technology. USRA works across disciplines including biomedicine,
planetary science, astrophysics, and engineering
and integrates those competencies into applications ranging from fundamental research to facility management
and operations. USRA engages the creativity and authoritative expertise of the research community to develop and deliver sophisticated,
forward-looking solutions to Federal agencies and other government sponsors.
For 40 years, under USRA's management, the Lunar and Planetary Institute has provided leadership in the scientific community for research in lunar, planetary, and solar system sciences, and linkage with related terrestrial programs.