2 UCF professors receive $6M NASA space research grants

Two professors from the University of Central Florida have received $6 million in grants from NASA for space research. 

If NASA likes what they come up with, they could be getting a lot more money. 

Physics professor Dan Britt and associate professor of physics Yan Fernandez are members of two teams that were given the grant money. 

Their mission: To build space crafts to study Venus and objects near Earth like asteroids and comets. 

The two UCF teams will compete against three others next year for a chance to win a half a million dollar prize.