Howard University Invited to Join the Universities Space Research Association

Howard University, the historically black educational institution in Washington, is the newest member of the Universities Space Research Association.

USRA is a private, nonprofit consortium founded in 1969 under the auspices of the National Academy of Sciences. Its current membership is comprised of 104 universities in the U.S. and abroad that have graduate programs in space-related sciences and/or engineering. Members include most of the nation’s leading research universities such as Harvard, Princeton, Yale, CalTech, Johns Hopkins, Stanford, and MIT. USRA focuses on space-related technical competencies with the goal of expanding knowledge and developing technology for the benefit of the academic community, space-related industries, and NASA.

Howard is the fourth historically black educational institution invited to join USRA. Other members include Alabama A&M University, Hampton University, and North Carolina A&T State University.