A Once-in-a-Decade Opportunity: NASA to Solicit Science Community Input on NASA’s Biological and Physical Sciences Research Priorities via Decadal Survey

Saturday, August 15, 2020 - 19:30 in Astronomy & Space

NASA astronauts (left to right) Christina Koch and Jessica Meir harvested Mizuna mustard greens on Thanksgiving day inside the ESA (European Space Agency) laboratory module's VEGGIE facility. It’s a once-in-a-decade opportunity: the chance to identify the most compelling science and technology questions facing the decade ahead. This year, the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) will be announcing a solicitation for white papers for the second Decadal Survey in the areas of Biological and Physical Sciences in Space. “The Decadal Survey process provides a rare opportunity for scientists and engineers to share their insights and help shape the scientific endeavors of the next decade,” says Dr. Craig Kundrot, director of NASA’s Division of Space Life and Physical Sciences Research and Applications (SLPSRA) at NASA Headquarters. “And it provides us, at NASA, with the ability to expand our understanding of spaceflight impacts on biological and physical systems in ways that will...

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