Press Release

Release of NASA Research Announcement: Research Opportunities in Combustion Science

By SpaceRef Editor
May 18, 2009
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he National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Headquarters released NASA Research Announcement (NRA) NNH09ZTT001N, entitled, “Research Opportunities in Combustion Science” on May 18, 2009. Proposals are solicited by the Exploration Systems Mission Directorate (ESMD) Advanced Capabilities Division for the following four categories: 1) fundamental
studies of material flammability as a function of gravity, flow and orientation, 2) investigations of the relevance of existing flammability test methods for low and partial gravity environments, 3) development and validation of test approaches for assessment of material flammability under microgravity and partial gravity conditions, and 4) quantification of low-gravity gaseous and particulate products of combustion for materials used in the habitable volume of spacecraft developed in the Constellation program. This call is for ground-based research that may eventually lead to research on the International Space Station (ISS).

The full text of the solicitation is available on the NASA Research Opportunities homepage at under menu listing “Open Solicitations.” Potential applicants are urged to access this site well in advance of the proposal due date to familiarize themselves with its structure and to register in the system. Notices of Intent are due on June 18, 2009, and proposals are due on August 18, 2009. Proposals must be submitted by an authorized official of the proposing organization.

Participation is open to all categories of organizations, including educational institutions, industry, nonprofit organizations, NASA centers, and other Government agencies. Proposals must be submitted electronically via NASA’s proposal data system, NASA Solicitation and Proposal Integrated Review and Evaluation System (NSPIRES) ( Until further notice, proposers will be unable to submit proposals intended for NASA through Instructions on how to register in NSPIRES is described in the NRA. Questions in regards to responding to this NRA may be addressed to the contacts referenced in the full solicitation document.

This email is being sent on behalf of and is intended as an information announcement to researchers interested in NASA’s Combustion Science research. Replies to this email will go unanswered, please reference the above solicitation for contact information

SpaceRef staff editor.