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NASA and NSBRI Request for Information on Topics Supporting Crew Health and Performance

By SpaceRef Editor
June 5, 2015
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NASA and NSBRI Request for Information on Topics Supporting Crew Health and Performance


NASA and NSBRI Request for Information (RFI) on Topics Supporting Crew Health and Performance

Solicitation Number: NNH15ZSA002L

Release Date: June 5, 2015

Response Date: June 19, 2015 

NASA’s Human Research Program (HRP) investigates and mitigates the highest risks to astronaut health and performance in exploration missions. The goal of the HRP is to provide human health and performance countermeasures, knowledge, technologies, and tools to enable safe, reliable, and productive human space exploration, and to ensure safe and productive human spaceflight. The scope of these goals includes both the successful completion of exploration missions and the preservation of astronaut health over the life of the astronaut. The National Space Biomedical Research Institute, (NSBRI) leads a national effort to conduct the integrated, critical path, biomedical research necessary to support long-term human presence, development and exploration of space and enhances life on Earth by applying the resulting advances in human knowledge and technology. 

To support formulation of a solicitation scheduled to be released in July 2015, NASA and NSBRI are seeking feedback regarding potential research topics. Specifically, NASA and NSBRI wish to know:

1. Are the correct research emphases being asked to meet the goals of the Program?  —  based on the research plan associated with each of the major risks addressed by the Program, as embodied in the gaps and tasks planned to carry out that plan (

2. Is each topic sufficiently well-defined, clear and unambiguous?

Access to NASA’s human life sciences data can assist the research community in providing a better understanding of the appropriate strategies required to mitigate spaceflight-related health risks.  If interested in learning about and accessing this data, please visit the Users’ Guide for requesting data at:

The full text of the RFI and response instructions can be found at: Responses must be submitted electronically using the NSPIRES web site. This RFI is open to responses from all parties including commercial entities, international organizations, academia, NASA Centers, and other government agencies.

The information obtained will be used by NASA and NSBRI for planning and acquisition strategy development.  NASA and NSBRI will use the information obtained as a result of this RFI on a non-attribution basis.  Providing data and information that is limited or restricted for use by NASA or NSBRI for that purpose would be of very little value and such restricted/limited data/information is not solicited.  No information or questions received will be posted to any website or public access location.  NASA and NSBRI do not plan to respond to the individual responses. The Government does not intend to award an award on the basis of this RFI or to otherwise pay for the information solicited.

SpaceRef staff editor.