Researching NASA Research, Technology, Collaborations, and More – A Quick Overview

The following resources will let you discover: what experiments NASA has been doing on the ISS; what technology projects have been completed or are ongoing; what NASA patents are available for licensing; and more.

Space Station Research Explorer

Space Station Research Explorer allows you to search the database of ISS experiments to learn more about: each experiment’s objectives, descriptions, results, and imagery; the facilities and capabilities that accommodate the operation of the experiments; the publications citing results from the experiments; and links to additional information beyond the database.


TechPort allows you to search the database of NASA’s portfolio of active and completed technology projects.

NASA Technical Reports Server

The NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) allows you to search for scientific and technical information that has been created or funded by NASA. The types of information included are conference papers, journal articles, meeting papers, patents, research reports, images, movies, and technical videos.

NASA Patent Portfolio

The NASA patent portfolio website allows you to search their patent portfolio. NASA patents are available for licensing by commercial organizations.

NASA Partnerships/Space Act Agreements

Find out who NASA is working with and what they are working on.

List of Current Space Act Agreements (pursuant to direction in Title III of House Report 113-171 accompanying H.R. 2787, the FY 2014 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies appropriations bill):

List of Current Space Act Agreements (pursuant to direction in Section 841 of the NASA Transition Authorization Act of 2017, Public Law 115-10):

NASA Procurement Forecasts

NASA prepares an annual forecast and a semiannual update of expected contract opportunities, or classes of contract opportunities, for each fiscal year. The forecast consolidates anticipated procurements (in excess of the simplified acquisition threshold) at each NASA Center.

NASA Procurement

NASA publishes pre-solicitation notices, solicitation notices, award notices, and sole-source notices. The website provides search capabilities for current and historical notices.

NASA Vendor Database

This is a searchable database of all vendors who have registered an interest in working with NASA.

Source: NASA

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