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Building cars is a tough, tricky business--but it's not exactly rocket science. Or is it? NASA and Chrysler today announced a three-year partnership to share advanced technologies between the two entities, including materials, robotics, radar, battery systems and more.
Chrysler obviously plans to use the big brains at NASA to help improve their products across the Dodge, Jeep, Ram and Chrysler brands. NASA will also benefit from the technology sharing and development work, with the key area for use being space exploration.
This isn't the first time Chrysler's engineers have paired up with NASA. In 1961, the company built the Redstone rockets that sent the Mercury Project and the first American into space. In 1968, Chrysler built the boosters that powered the first two Apollo capsules into orbit as well, and continued to work with NASA through the early 1970s with the Saturn series rockets (pictured).