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NASA Selects New Suborbital Payloads, Total Tops 100 Experiments

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WASHINGTON -- NASA has selected 21 space technology payloads for flights on commercial reusable launch vehicles, balloons, and a commercial parabolic aircraft.

This latest selection represents the sixth cycle of NASA's continuing call for payloads through an announcement of opportunity. More than 100 technologies with test flights now have been facilitated through NASA ...

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Soliciting information and feedback from the community

For the past two years, we have provided opportunities to fly technology payloads on flight platforms that provide reduced gravity or other relevant environments required to test technologies. Our successful campaigns to date include 7 parabolic flight weeks, 2 balloon flights and several sRLV flights. Following these successes, we are soliciting information and feedback about ...

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13 new technology payloads selected from AFO5

Today's announcement of the AFO5 selection of 13 new technology payloads:

WASHINGTON -- NASA's Flight Opportunities Program has selected 13 cutting-edge space technology payloads for flights on commercial reusable launch vehicles, balloons and a commercial parabolic aircraft in 2013 and 2014. The flights will allow participants to demonstrate their technologies to the edge of ...

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Wondering who our users are?

We've recently added a new feature to our website where we showcase the technologies and associated teams we currently work with in our Program. We have so far completed 28 of the total 54 technology users. In the weeks ahead, we hope to complete the remaining records so we have a complete list of ...

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Tue July 17: ARC Flight Opportunities Workshop Webinar

Might your research payload successfully compete for a free parabolic or suborbital flight? Find out how by viewing the 30 min NASA Flight Opportunities Program (FOP) Webinar “Tour”. Hopefully that will perk your interest in joining all or part of our 2nd ARC-focused Webinar on July 17, 2012, from 10 – 1 PM, designed as a ...

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ARC Flight Opportunities Program Tour



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 ...

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24 New Experimental Payloads Selected For Commercial Suborbital Flights

A new set of 24 payloads have been selected into our program for maturation of their technologies. The selection is based on 35 proposals submitted to the 3rd Announcement of Flight Opportunities (AFO3) which closed late December of last year. Our new call AFO4 will be announced in the coming weeks. For more on the ...

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NASA Selects Seven Firms To Provide Near-Space Flight Services

We appreciate the support and endorsements following our press release earlier this week where we announced we've entered into agreements with seven companies to integrate and fly technology payloads on commercial suborbital reusable platforms. We look forward to working with all of these companies to develop and provide flight opportunities for the community.


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Update to AFO

Today we have posted an update to the continuously open Announcement of Flight Opportunities (AFO) for payloads to fly on parabolic and suborbital reusable launch vehicles. The new flight opportunities are listed in the AFO update and under Open Opportunities. Cut off date for proposal evaluation is June 28, 2011.

Use the revised Announcement of ...

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NASA Selects First Payloads For Upcoming Reduced-Gravity Flights

The following Press Release was just issued by NASA:

WASHINGTON -- NASA has selected 16 payloads for flights on the commercial Zero-G parabolic aircraft and two suborbital reusable launch vehicles as part of the agency's Flight Opportunities Program. The flights provide opportunities for space technologies to be demonstrated and validated in relevant environments. In addition ...

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