NASA Johnson Space Center, UHCL begin implementing Space Act Agreement partnership

December 23, 2019 | UHCL Staff

NASA Johnson Space Center, UHCL begin implementing Space Act Agreement partnership
Kamlesh Lulla, director of JSC's University Collaboration and Partnership Office, was the keynote speaker at the Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center's 10th Annual Conference, hosted at UHCL in October. 

University of Houston-Clear Lake’s history of collaboration with NASA Johnson Space Center began on the day its doors opened in 1974, establishing a permanent institution of higher education accessible to JSC staff, scientists and engineers. On Oct. 1, the two entities signed a new Space Act Agreement and Annex, confirming and expanding their partnership for the benefit of the community.

“We consider UH-Clear Lake a strategic partner at NASA JSC,” said Kamlesh Lulla, director of JSC’s University Collaboration and Partnership Office. “We hope to continue our long legacy of collaboration with UHCL because we believe the university plays an important role in accomplishing our mission in technology and in inspiring the future generation of space explorers.”

Lulla said that, according to the agreement, the first task has already been completed. “On Oct. 23, UHCL hosted the Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center’s 10th Annual Conference, focusing on energy and environmental stewardship. We participated in the conference by providing keynote speakers and panel moderators,” he said.

As director of university collaboration, Lulla added, his role was to continue facilitating the agreement so that it remains mutually acceptable and beneficial for UHCL and NASA JSC. “Our next task is to organize technology exchanges and to work with UHCL’s mechanical engineering faculty to see how we can continue collaborating in that area,” he said.

“Dr. Lulla has played an integral role in ensuring that UHCL remains relevant to NASA and for NASA,” said Dwayne Busby, executive director of Strategic Partnerships. “We are extremely grateful for his intentional partnership with the university and its leaders.”

Read more about NASA JSC and UHCL’s Space Agreement and Annex here

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