Status Report

NASA Request for Information on Topics Supporting Crew Health and Performance

By SpaceRef Editor
June 1, 2012
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Solicitation Number: NNH12ZSA001L
Release Date: June 1, 2012
Response Date: June 15, 2012

The 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.

To support formulation of the NASA Research Announcement titled “Research and Technology Development to Support Crew Health and Performance in Space Exploration Missions” scheduled to be released in July 2012, the HRP is seeking feedback regarding the set of questions shown in the Research Topics section. Specifically, NASA wishes to know:

1. Are the correct questions being asked to meet the goals of the Program?

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

Topic areas include Sensorimotor Impairment and Space Motion Sickness; Epidemiological Evidence of Spaceflight Induced Cardiovascular Disease; Human Ground Analog for Prediction of Individual Susceptibility to the Spaceflight Induced Visual Impairment/Intracranial Pressure (VIIP) Syndrome; Computational Models of Cephalad Fluid Shifts; Spaceflight Biochemical Profile; and Lifecycle of Teams over Extended Durations.

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:

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 for planning and acquisition strategy development. NASA 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 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 does 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.