Status Report

NASA Presolicitation Notice: Flight Experiments in Space Life Sciences NRA

By SpaceRef Editor
January 2, 2004
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General Information

  • Document Type: Presolicitation Notice
  • Solicitation Number: NRA-04-OBPR-01
  • Posted Date: Dec 31, 2003
  • Original Response Date: Apr 19, 2004
  • Original Archive Date: Dec 31, 2004
  • Current Archive Date:
  • Classification Code: A — Research & Development

Contracting Office Address

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA Headquarters Acquisition Branch, Code 210.H, Greenbelt, MD 20771


Federal Business Opportunities synopsis for NRA 04-OBPR-01, a NASA Research Announcement: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Office of Biological and Physical Research (OBPR) solicits proposals for Flight Experiments in selected areas of Fundamental Space Biology (FSB) and Biomedical Research and Countermeasures (BR&C). For this research, NASA will provide access to space on the Space Shuttle, the International Space Station, or other vehicles as available.

This solicitation will be open to all categories of organizations, industry, educational institutions, other nonprofit organizations, NASA laboratories, and other government agencies. This solicitation is being coordinated with solicitations from the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), the French Space agency (CNES), the German Space agency (DLR), the European Space Agency (ESA), the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), and the National Space Agency of Ukraine (NSAU). Proposals from entities within countries represented by these agencies should be made to the solicitation from the corresponding agency.

This solicitation specifically identifies research areas, spaceflight opportunities, and available facilities and equipment. Proposals must comply with the terms and conditions stated in the solicitation.

This research supports NASA’s mission and the Office of Biological and Physical Research (OBPR). All participants in this solicitation are strongly encouraged to promote general scientific literacy and public understanding of life sciences, the space environment, and the OBPR programs through formal and informal education opportunities. Where appropriate, supported investigators will collaborate with NASA to develop a plan for communicating their work to the public. Starting on or about January 15, 2004, this solicitation will be available electronically via the Internet at: Please Click on Current (Open) Solicitations where you will see the ?Flight Experiments in Space Life Sciences? listed in the table. Click on the entry NRA 04-OBPR-01 in the column labeled “Announcement Number.” It will be open for the period January 15 through April 19, 2004; proposals may be submitted at any time throughout the period.

For those who do not have access to the Internet, paper copies of this NRA can be obtained by calling (202) 479-9030, ext. 277. Please leave a voice mail message stating your full name, address with zip code, telephone number with area code, and the NRA number (NRA 04-OBPR-01). Notwithstanding the posting of this opportunity at,, or at both sites, NASA reserves the right to determine the appropriate award instrument for each proposal selected pursuant to this announcement. The technical point of contact for this effort is Dr. Louis Ostrach, Code UF, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC 20546-0001.

This notice constitutes a NASA Research Announcement as contemplated in FAR 6.102 (d) (2). Notice of Intent to propose is due February 17, 2004. Proposal due date is April 19, 2004.

Original Point of Contact

Louis Ostrach Ph.D., Enterprise Scientist for Fundamental Space Biology, Phone (202) 358-0870, Fax (202) 358-4168, Email

Email your questions to Louis Ostrach Ph.D. at

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