The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in conjunction with the University of Akron (UA) has just initiated a new research program that will see the two scientific powerhouses come-together to implement Ethereum-based blockchain technology for the purposes of space communication and navigation.
With blockchain already being implemented within various unique scientific and industrial domains, this latest announcement firmly cements its position as being one of the most innovative digital breakthroughs of the 21st century. NASA plans to use the Ethereum blockchain for deep space exploration.
As per a post published on the official UA website, it was revealed that a faculty member from their Electrical and Computer Engineering department, Jin Kocsis, received a grant in excess of $330,000 for her research on the topic of “Resilient Networking and Computing Paradigm (RNCP)”.
Kocsis mentioned that this new project envisions the creation of a technology that will allow spacecrafts to not only become more efficient while in orbit but to also collect/transmit more data in a seamless manner.