Status Report

NASA Solicitation: Hurricane Hunters Game Development

By SpaceRef Editor
August 3, 2005
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Synopsis – Jul 29, 2005

General Information

Solicitation Number: 0001-LDG
Posted Date: Jul 29, 2005
FedBizOpps Posted Date: Jul 29, 2005
Original Response Date: Sep 13, 2005
Current Response Date: Sep 13, 2005
Classification Code: 99 — Miscellaneous
NAICS Code: 511210 – Software Publishers

Contracting Office Address

NASA/Langley Research Center, Mail Stop 144, Industry Assistance Office, Hampton, VA 23681-0001


NASA/LaRC has a requirement for the development and production of a video game. A LaRC proposal for development and dissemination of the Hurricane Hunters video game was selected in response to a NASA Research Announcement entitled, “INSPIRING THE NEXT GENERATION OF EARTH EXPLORERS: INTEGRATED SOLUTIONS FOR K-16 AND INFORMAL EDUCATION (NN-H-04-Z-YO-006-N).” The proposal included Nightlight as an integral part of the proposal team and Nightlight was instrumental in development of the proposal. The objective of this requirement is to develop an interactive meteorological video game for middle-school aged students utilizing NASA real-world datasets. The game’s ground rules are based upon real-world NASA datasets and will provide students the opportunity to investigate a three-dimensional (3D) weather system. The period of performance shall be thirty-six months. NASA/LaRC intends to negotiate a contract on a sole source basis with Nightlight Studios for the development and production of a video game. The statutory authority permitting other than full and open competition is 10. U.S.C. 2304(c)(1),”Only One Responsible Source,” and is based on Nightlight’s previous experience in educating the public on previous NASA science missions, their willingness to cost share, and their clear approach to marketing the program activities and achievements to a regional and national audience and their previous effort in development of the proposal.

The Government does not intend to acquire a commercial item using FAR Part 12. See Note 26.

See note 22.

Oral communications are not acceptable in response to this notice.

All responsible sources may submit an offer which shall be considered by the agency.

An Ombudsman has been appointed. See NASA Specific Note “B”.

Any referenced notes may be viewed at the following URLs linked below.

Point of Contact

Name: Elaine J Powell
Title: Contract Specialist/Contracting Officer
Phone: (757) 864-2429
Fax: (757) 864-6131


General Information

Document Type: Presolicitation Notice
Solicitation Number: NNH05ZDA003O
Posted Date: Aug 03, 2005
Original Response Date: Nov 22, 2005
Current Response Date: Nov 22, 2005
Original Archive Date: Aug 03, 2006
Current Archive Date: Aug 03, 2006
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


NNH05ZDA003O Release Date: August 23, 2005

Notice of Intent Due: September 27, 2005 Proposals Due:   November 22, 2005

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is releasing Announcement of Opportunity NNH05ZDA003O for the opportunity to conduct space science investigations through the Radiation Belt Storm Probes (RBSP) mission, which is part of the Living with a Star (LWS) Geospace Program.   In particular, the opportunity is to provide understanding, ideally to the point of predictability, of how populations of relativistic electrons and ions in space are formed or changed in response to the variable inputs of energy from the Sun. Of special interest are the controlling mechanisms of particle and field variations responsible for energetic particle acceleration, transport, and loss processes. Proposed investigations must provide identical pairs of individual instruments or identical pairs of suites of instruments. This Announcement of Opportunity also invites proposals for Missions of Opportunity that effectively fulfill LWS Geospace specific objectives through an investigation that is carried on a mission sponsored by an organization other than NASA’s Science Mission Directorate. Participation in this announcement will be open to all categories of organizations, domestic and non-U.S., including industry, educational institutions, nonprofit organizations, NASA centers, and other Government agencies. Proposals involving multiple organizations should be submitted by a single Principal Investigator (PI) through the business office of the PI’s institution which becomes the Lead Institution. The intent of this solicitation is to provide funding to U.S. institutions; non-U.S. organizations are eligible to propose, but are not eligible to receive funding. Upon its release date, this Announcement of Opportunity will be available electronically through the NASA Research Opportunities home page at Direct questions specifically regarding this solicitation to: Dr. Barbara L. Giles, LWS Geospace Program Scientist, Earth-Sun System Division, Mail Suite 3Q39, Science Mission Directorate, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC 20546-0001; TEL: (202) 358-1762; E-mail: (subject line to read “LWS RBSP AO”). This is a broad agency announcement as specified in FAR 6.102 (d) (2). 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.

Point of Contact

Dr. Barbara L Giles, Discipline Scientist, Phone (202) 358-1762, Fax (202) 358-3987, Email

Email your questions to Dr. Barbara L Giles at

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