Main CRESST site
1000 Hilltop Circle
Center for Space Science and Technology
The Center for Space Science and Technology (CSST) was set up in
2006 September primarily to serve as the
administrative unit for UMBC's participation in the
The University of Maryland College Park (UMCP)
and the Universities Space Research Association (USRA) are
our partners in the consortium.
CRESST, standing for
the Center for Research and Exploration
in Space Science & Technology, is a cooperative agreement between
the three partner institutions and NASA's Goddard Space Flight
Center (GSFC) in Greenbelt, Md.
brings together scientists
to build upon the many
capabilities and strengths in space science of the participating
also works to increase the involvement of
minority and women scientists in space science research and to
facilitate university student participation in such research.