NASA, Chrysler to share advanced-tech ideas

Chrysler and NASA today announced a three-year alliance to share technology information.

Chrysler Group and NASA today announced an alliance to share information related to advanced technologies.

Several topics being considered for the three-year collaboration include: materials engineering, robotics, radar, battery systems, and other energy storage mediums.

"This is a great opportunity to share knowledge and data in areas where both Chrysler Group and NASA have a vested interest," Senior Vice President, Chrysler Engineering Scott Kunselman said in a news release. "We value the opportunity to work with NASA and will implement what is learned to further improve our Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram Truck products."

This isn't the first time Chrysler and NASA have worked together. Chrysler built Redstone rockets for the Mercury Project--putting the first American in space--in 1961. And Chrysler built boosters to power the first two Apollo spacecraft into earth orbit, including the program's first manned mission in 1968.

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