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NASA Draft of SpaceTech-REDDI-2020 Appendix F1: Tech Flights Released

By SpaceRef Editor
January 29, 2020
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The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Headquarters has released a draft of the solicitation “Technology Advancement Utilizing Suborbital Flight Opportunities “Tech Flights”,” which is planned to be released as an Appendix to the NASA Research Announcement “Space Technology Research, Development, Demonstration, and Infusion-2020 (SpaceTech-REDDI-2020),” 80HQTR20NOA01. The purpose of the Appendix is to facilitate rapid demonstration of promising technologies for space exploration and the expansion of space commerce through suborbital testing with industry flight providers, thereby maturing capabilities needed for NASA missions and commercial applications while strategically investing in the growth of the U.S. commercial spaceflight industry.


NASA is requesting feedback from the research community and industry flight providers regarding all aspects of this draft Appendix. Comments may be submitted by email to the Flight Opportunities Program Executive, Christopher Baker, at, with subject line of the email to read “Comments on Tech Flights Draft Appendix.” The comment period ends at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on February 14, 2020. The final version of the Appendix is scheduled to be released on or about February 28, 2020.


The draft solicitation is available by opening the NASA Research Opportunities homepage at, selecting OPEN NASA research announcements, and then selecting “DRAFT SpaceTech-REDDI-2020 Appendix: Technology Advancement Utilizing Suborbital Flight Opportunities “Tech Flights”.” To go directly to the solicitation page, visit

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