Status Report

NASA and NURC/University of NC at Wilmington Project: AQUARIUS (Presolicitation Notice)

By SpaceRef Editor
May 18, 2004
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General Information

  • Document Type: Presolicitation Notice
  • Solicitation Number: NRMR0000-4-00007
  • Posted Date: May 17, 2004
  • Original Response Date: Jun 03, 2004
  • Current Response Date: Jun 03, 2004
  • Original Archive Date: Jun 18, 2004
  • Current Archive Date: Jun 18, 2004
  • Classification Code: U — Education & training services
  • Naics Code: 611710 — Educational Support Services

Contracting Office Address

Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Acquisition and Grants Office, SSMC4 – Room 7601/OFA61 1305 East West Highway, 7th Floor, Silver Spring, MD, 20910


The Department of Commerce/NOAA/National Marine Fisheries Service intends to negotiation on a non-completive basis with the University of North Carolina at Wilmington National Undersea Research Center, Wilmington, North Carolina to provide habitat and all associated operations including aquanaut training for an undersea research mission.    

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the national undersea Research Center (NURC) plan a joint underwater mission to utilize the “Aquarius” habitat as an analog for spaceflight and long-duration space habitation to support the NEEMO program.    

Multiple directorates at JSC will work together with the NURC/UNCW to accomplish the mission.     Many objectives are achieved such as techniques for operating in extreme environments, Biomedical Engineering and Research, behavioral and physiological science, crew and mission controller techniques, and leadership and interpersonal skills training for the astronauts/aquanauts. All offerors capable of satisfying this requirement are invited to submit proposal information as to their capabilities by the required due date, July 18, 2003.    

Note 22.

Original Point of Contact
Janet Hannah, Contract Specialist, Phone 301-713-0820 x126, Fax (301) 713-0808, Email – Donald Thompson, Contracting Officer, Phone 301-713-0820 x118, Fax 301-713-0806, Email

Place of Performance


University of North Carolina at Wilmington National Undersea Research Center 7205 Wrightsville Avenue Wilmington, NC

Postal Code: 28403
Country: USA

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