Status Report

NASA Solicitation: Request for Information Regarding The Weekly Notes of Dr. Wernher Von Braun

By SpaceRef Editor
June 25, 2009
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NASA Solicitation: Request for Information Regarding The Weekly Notes of Dr. Wernher Von Braun

Synopsis – Jun 25, 2009
WvB RFI Appendix 1 – Posted on Jun 25, 2009 New!

General Information

Solicitation Number: NNH09CAO002L
Posted Date: Jun 25, 2009
FedBizOpps Posted Date: Jun 25, 2009
Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: No
Original Response Date: Aug 31, 2009
Current Response Date: Aug 31, 2009
Classification Code: A — Research and Development
NAICS Code: 541712 – Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences (except Biotechnology)

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) has a full collection of Dr. Wernher von Braun’s “Weekly Notes,” written during the 1960s and 1970s. Dr. Von Braun was the first director of the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC), and is considered a key figure in the development of the Saturn V rocket and NASA’s Apollo program. These notes were used to track programmatic and institutional issues at MSFC, and are considered by many historians to be a valuable source of historical data.

Please see samples of the Weekly Notes enclosed in appendix 1.

NASA is issuing a request for information (RFI) to seek comments from the public, academia, and industry to address aspects or concepts on how NASA should proceed to analyze and catalog these notes into an electronic, searchable database or other medium. NASA is looking for concepts to provide an innovative resource for researchers in academia and industry.

NASA will not issue paper copies of this RFI. Material submitted in response to this RFI will not be returned.


Points of Contact: If you have any questions concerning this opportunity please contact:

Jacob Keaton Program Analyst Telephone: 202-358-1507 Email:

Jason Crusan Program Executive Telephone: 202-358-0635 Email:

Submission Instructions: All responses under this RFI must be emailed to Responses may be submitted at any time before the response date. You are encouraged to submit as early as practicable during this time period.

Award: There will be no award associated with this announcement.


Respondents are requested to provide information that addresses how NASA should proceed with all or any subset of the following:

1. How should NASA catalogue the Weekly Notes? Do you have specific ideas on how to implement the approach or strategy? 2. What format(s) should the Weekly Notes be available in? 3. How should the Weekly Notes be indexed? 4. What timeframe do you expect this work to require? 5. What other strategies or approaches do you recommend that NASA pursue that would contribute to successful cooperation between NASA and other entities to create a successful and useful product from the Weekly Notes? Could these notes form the basis for understanding management best practices? Could engineering design and operational considerations be derived from these notes? Could these notes form the basis for formal classroom training?


Page Limitations

Response Cover Page – 1 Page Points of Contact – 1 Page Response Summary – 750 Words Response Detail – 10 Pages

A page is defined as one (1) sheet 8 x 11 inches using a minimum of 12-point font size for text and 8-point for graphs.

Response Cover Page: Response – title of announcement with notice of restriction on use and disclosure of response information, if any.

Points of Contact: List contact information for Sponsorship point of contact and technical point of contact (if applicable). Provide: a. Name b. Title c. Address d. Phone and Fax e. Email

Response Summary: Executive summary describing the prominent and distinguishing features of approach or concept.

Response Detail: Provide details on the strategy or approach that you recommend or information that NASA should consider when proceeding to make this information available.

Point of Contact

Name: Mr. Jacob Keaton
Title: Program Analyst
Phone: 202-358-1507
Fax: 202-358-3530

Name: Mr. Jason C Crusan
Title: Program Executive
Phone: 202-358-0635
Fax: 202-358-3530

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