Status Report

NASA Research Announcement: Ground-based Studies for Human Health in Space

By SpaceRef Editor
May 25, 2004
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General Information

  • Document Type: Presolicitation Notice
  • Solicitation Number: NNH04ZUU003N
  • Posted Date: May 25, 2004
  • Original Response Date: Aug 31, 2004
  • Current Response Date: Aug 31, 2004
  • Original Archive Date: May 25, 2005
  • Current Archive Date: May 25, 2005
  • Classification Code: A — Research & Development
  • Naics Code: 541710 — Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences

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

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Office of Biological and Physical Research (OBPR) solicits proposals for Ground-Based studies in selected areas of Biomedical Model Systems (BMS), Biomedical Research and Countermeasures (BR&C), and the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI).    

This consolidated NRA supports the following goals and objectives of the OBPR:

  • Understand the physiological mechanisms responsible for space-flight-related biomedical and behavioral changes in humans in support of countermeasure development;
  • Develop countermeasures that allow humans to live and work in microgravity for long durations, minimize the risks in readapting to gravity, and optimize crew safety, well-being, and performance; and
  • Identify, characterize, and mitigate health, environmental, and other operational human medical risks associated with space exploration. Proposers may apply as an individual NASA investigator, or as an investigator to one of the established research teams of the NSBRI.    

Investigators may submit more than one proposal in response to this NRA; however, identical proposals may NOT be submitted to multiple programs. 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 May 28, 2004, this solicitation will be available electronically via the Internet at: Please Click on Current (Open) Solicitations where you will see the “Ground-Based Studies for Human Health in Space” listed in the table.    

Click on the entry NRA NNH04ZUU003N in the column labeled “Announcement Number.”    

It will be open for the period May 28, 2004 through August 31, 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 (NNH04ZUU003N).

The technical point of contact for this effort is Dr. Bette Siegel, Code UB, 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 June 28, 2004.

Proposal due date is August 31, 2004.    

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.

Original Point of Contact

Dr. Bette Siegel, Program Manager, Phone (202) 358-2245, Fax (202) 358-4168, Email
Email your questions to Dr. Bette Siegel at

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