NASA Astrobiology Program

You're Invited to Join The Network for Life Detection (NfoLD)

By Keith Cowing
Press Release
December 6, 2019
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You're Invited to Join The Network for Life Detection (NfoLD)

The Network for Life Detection (NfoLD) is a NASA Research Coordination Network focused on advancing life detection research by building a strong, diverse, and interactive community of scientists and technologists.

As we spin up, one of our first priorities is to ensure that there’s a place for anyone who wants to be part of NfoLD and its activities. With that in mind, we’ve established the Affiliate Member program and Early Career Council, and we invite you to join NfoLD through one of these programs.

Why participate? The hoped-for benefit is to build closer ties with a network of researchers pursuing similarly-themed science and technology development, and provide enhanced context and visibility for your work and ideas via that network. Affiliate and early career council members can also propose and lead new NfoLD initiatives, to include proposing for any of the enabling resources that NASA makes available to the RCNs. We ask only that you are active in life detection science and technology research, and that you be a positive and active contributor to the network and its activities.

Visit to learn more about NfoLD, the Affiliate Member and Early Career programs, and how to become involved. We’d love to have you join us!

Britney Schmidt, Sarah Stewart Johnson, and Tori Hoehler, co-leads,
on behalf of the NfoLD Steering Committee


Explorers Club Fellow, ex-NASA Space Station Payload manager/space biologist, Away Teams, Journalist, Lapsed climber, Synaesthete, Na’Vi-Jedi-Freman-Buddhist-mix, ASL, Devon Island and Everest Base Camp veteran, (he/him) 🖖🏻