The Astrophysics Research and Analysis Program (APRA) program seeks to support research that addresses the best possible (i) state-of-the-art detector technology development for instruments that may be proposed as candidate experiments for future space flight opportunities; (ii) science and/or technology investigations that can be carried out with instruments flown on suborbital sounding rockets, stratospheric balloons, or other platforms; and (iii) supporting technology, laboratory research, and/or (with restrictions) ground-based observations that are directly applicable to space astrophysics missions.
This amendment permits proposals for development of new data analysis methods for future space missions to APRA, see Section 1.2, and also corrects dates for Sounding Rocket launches from Woomera, see Section 188.8.131.52.
The due date for notices of intent to propose and proposals remain unchanged at January 29, 2013, and March 22, 2013, respectively.
On or about December 20, 2012, this Amendment to the NASA Research Announcement "Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) 2012" (NNH12ZDA001N) will be posted on the NASA research opportunity homepage at http://nspires.nasaprs.com/ and will appear on the RSS feed at: http://nasascience.nasa.gov/researchers/sara/grant-solicitations/roses-2012.
The NASA point of contact concerning this program is Michael Garcia, Astrophysics Division, Science Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC 20546-0001; Telephone: (202) 358-1053; E-mail: Michael.R.Garcia@nasa.gov.