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NASA Selects Physical Sciences Proposals to Provide New Insights from Openly Available Data

By SpaceRef Editor
June 8, 2017
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NASA’s Physical Sciences Research Program has selected six ground-based proposals in response to the research announcement “Use of the NASA Physical Sciences Informatics System – Appendix C,” which solicited proposals from established researchers and graduate students.
Researchers will investigate important problems in the areas of combustion science, complex fluids, fluids physics and materials science – all with existing data from NASA’s Physical Sciences Informatics (PSI) system ( The online database contains completed physical science reduced-gravity flight experiments conducted on the International Space Station, Space Shuttle flights, free-flying satellites and related ground-based studies.
The Physical Sciences Research Program is managed by the Space Life and Physical Sciences Research and Applications Division in NASA’s Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate. The Physical Science Research Program furthers fundamental research, which investigates physical phenomena in the absence of gravity and fundamental laws of the universe, and applied research, which contributes to the basic understanding underlying space exploration technologies that will further our journey to Mars. Both have led to improved space systems or new products on Earth.
The full text of the announcement, which includes the complete list of the selected proposals, principal investigators and organizations, can be found at:

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