Draft Stand Alone Missions of Opportunity: Notice Announcement of Opportunity

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Stand Alone Missions of Opportunity Notice (SALMON), is intended to provide regular opportunities for science and technology investigations on space flight missions that advance the high priority science, technology, and exploration objectives of NASA's four Mission Directorates.

This five year Omnibus Announcement of Opportunity (AO) will incorporate regular Program Element Appendices (PEAs) for general Mission of Opportunity (MO) proposal opportunities as well as focused proposal opportunities for specific flight opportunities. The five PEAs included in this DRAFT solicitation are: Lunar and Planetary Science Partner Missions of Opportunity, Lunar and Planetary Science U.S. Participating Investigators, Small Complete Missions of Opportunity in Astrobiology and Fundamental Space Biology, Earth Science U.S. Participating Investigators, and Astrophysics U.S. Participating Investigators. Participation in this AO will be open to all categories of organizations.

NASA welcomes critical review and comment of this DRAFT, which will be available from March 14, 2008, through April 4, 2008, at http://nspires.nasaprs.com/.

Send comments to Dr. Carlos Liceaga, Science Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC 20546-0001. E-mail: Carlos.A.Liceaga@nasa.gov. Comments are preferred in writing and may be sent by E-mail; the character string "SALMON DRAFT AO" (without quotes) should be included in the subject line of all transmissions. The identity of those submitting comments will be held in confidence.

Answers to frequently asked questions about this DRAFT will be made available on the SALMON Acquisition Additional Information web page: http://salmon.larc.nasa.gov/index.html. [Source NAI newsletter]

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