NASA: New "Tech Flights" Solicitation Now Open -- Mandatory Abstracts Due March 22, 2019

Status Report From: NASA HQ
Posted: Thursday, February 21, 2019

Dear Flight Opportunities community,

NASA's latest solicitation seeking innovation payloads for testing on suborbital vehicles is now open. View the full "Tech Flights" solicitation on NSPIRES, which is where proposal material will also be submitted.

Please note the new requirement for a Mandatory Abstract Submittal.

This year we are seeking proposals from U.S. private entities, universities, or federally funded research & development centers with payloads related to two topics
  1. Supporting Sustainable Lunar Exploration and the Expansion of Economic Activity into Cislunar Space
  2. Fostering the Commercialization of Low Earth Orbit and Utilization of Suborbital Space.
Mandatory abstracts are due March 22, 2019 at 5pm ET.
Full proposals are due on or before April 26, 2019.

Note: Dates are accurate as of this mailing, but please consult NSPIRES for official dates, as these may change.

Flight Opportunities will conduct two Q&A sessions to provide an overview of the Appendix and to answer questions about the proposal process. The sessions will be held on the following dates:
Day 1: Wednesday, Mar 6, 2019
Tech Flights 2019 F1 Q & A
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm Pacific Time
WebEx Meeting number: 905 246 671
WebEx Meeting password: 8Umbcp9@
Teleconference number: 844-467-6272
Teleconference listen-only passcode: 3480820
Day 2: Thursday, Mar 7, 2019
Tech Flights 2019 F1 Q & A
8:00 am - 12:00 pm Pacific Time
WebEx Meeting number: 908 443 319
WebEx Meeting password: zNTBty$9
Teleconference number: 844-467-6272
Teleconference listen-only passcode: 3480820

Flight Opportunities strongly encourages interested organizations and principal investigators to begin gathering materials to support their proposals now to allow as much time as possible for a strong submission.
Looking for information on creating a successful proposal? Read our quick tips here. Additional questions may be submitted via NSPIRES.

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