Missions & Hardware

NASA Planetary Protection Research Program Opportunity

By Keith Cowing
August 10, 2007

The Planetary Protection Research program solicits proposals in three areas: improvements in sterilization technologies for spacecraft and components, methods for detecting the very low levels of biological contamination present on or in spacecraft or components, and characterizations of the capacity for Earth organisms to survive in other planetary conditions using laboratory simulations. The due date for proposals is September 5, 2007.

This NASA Research Announcement is part of the NASA “Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) 2007” (NNH07ZDA001N) and is posted at http://nspires.nasaprs.com/ (select “Solicitations” then “Open Solicitations” then “NNH07ZDA001N”).

Further information about this program element is available from Dr. Catharine A. Conley, Planetary Science Division, Science Mission Directorate, NASA, Washington, DC 20546-0001; Telephone: (202) 358-3912; E-mail: cassie.conleyl@nasa.gov [Source: NAI Newsletter]

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