On June 26th we invited NASA Ames Research Center (ARC) staff to participate in a “Flight Opportunities Program Tour” produced as a webinar (slides available here). We’ve conducted face-to-face Flight Opportunities Program Workshops at Goddard Spaceflight Research Center and JPL, but the webinar format is new for us. It could provide FOP easier access to both a broader or more focused audience, based on our invite distribution and password. We could invite all NASA Centers, or just have one flight provider present a new accommodation capability to researchers who would be most interested. Please provide us your ideas on such use strategies.
Dougal Maclise, the ARC Payloads Manager for the FOP and Richard Mains, the FOP Technology Liaison hosted the Tour to introduce the Program across ARC. We’ve placed the archived Tour on our web site and hope that you’ll take a look and provide us feedback on it so we can learn from our first efforts. We know we need more light on the speakers.
The Tour will be followed by an ARC FOP Workshop webinar on July 17 from 10AM – 1PM (more details here). Workshop content will include more information on the available commercial flight platforms and input for discussion by ARC researchers interested in proposing to fly their technology-focused payloads on FOP-funded platforms.
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