The report provides a comprehensive strategy and vision for a decade of transformative science at the frontiers of biological and physical sciences research in space. It aims to assist NASA in defining and aligning biological and physical sciences research to advance scientific knowledge, meet the needs of human and robotic exploration missions, and provide terrestrial benefits.Read More Report: Thriving in Space: Ensuring the Future of Biological and Physical Sciences Research: A Decadal Survey for 2023-2032 (NAP 2023)
For more than 50 years, NASA’s Human Research Program (HRP) has studied what happens to the human body in space. Researchers are using what they learn to design procedures, devices, and strategies to keep astronauts safe and healthy throughout their missions. This article reviews current status of research and plans.Read More Article: The Human Body in Space (NASA 2022)
NASA’s Large Ultraviolet/Optical/Infrared Surveyor, known as LUVOIR, is a proposed multipurpose space telescope. This initiative represents an effort to build a comprehensive science observatory that could significantly expand our understanding of the cosmos.Read More NASA’s Large Ultraviolet/Optical/Infrared Surveyor (LUVOIR)
Biosignatures are indicators of biological activity, either past or present. They can take various forms, including chemical compounds, isotopic ratios, and physical structures, among others. They are often used in a variety of scientific fields such as paleontology, microbiology, and astrobiology to detect the existence of life forms or to study the conditions under which life may have existed.Read More What Are Biosignatures and Why Are They Important?
What are the areas related to in-space manufacturing that NASA is interested in funding?Read More NASA In-Space Production Applications (InSPA) Priorities for Funding – A Quick Overview