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NASA’s Fifth Strategic Enterprise Office of Biological and Physical Research (Code U). Gerald A. Pitalo, P.E., Ph.D Manager, Multi-User Systems Physical Sciences Division [email protected], (202) 358-0827 http://SpaceResearch.nasa.gov. NASA Science. FROM Space. ABOUT Space. IN Space.

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NASA’s Fifth Strategic Enterprise

Office of Biological and Physical Research (Code U)

Gerald A. Pitalo, P.E., Ph.D

Manager, Multi-User Systems

Physical Sciences Division

[email protected], (202) 358-0827

http://SpaceResearch.nasa.gov

nasa science
NASA Science

FROMSpace

ABOUTSpace

INSpace

ENABLE Space

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fundamental questions
Fundamental Questions

How can humans expand beyond the home planet to achieve maximum benefits from space?

Goal 1: Conduct research to enable safe and productive human habitation of space

How have the fundamental laws of nature shaped the evolution of life?

Goal 3: Enable and promote commercial research in space

Goal 2: Use the space environment as a laboratory to test the fundamental principles of physics, chemistry and biology.

Goal 1: Conduct research to enable safe and productive human habitation of space

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obpr organization
OBPR Organization

OBPR

AA

DAA-Technical

DAA-Management

Division of

Physical Sciences

Division of Bioastronautics

Division of Fundamental Space Biology

Division of

Space Research Integration

Division of Policy and Program Integration

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fy 2002 omb baseline budget recommend
FY 2002 OMB BaselineBudget Recommend
  • 85% of the total science program budget is dedicated to funding PIs or supporting PIs

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recent obpr research announcements
Recent OBPRResearch Announcements

How Many? How Good? How Much? - Basic Statistics

Note: Research Announcements whose award letters were issued in FY 1999 and FY 2000 were included.

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proposals awards by institution
Proposals/Awards By Institution

Awards (%)

Where Were The Proposers and Awardees From in FY 2000?

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research platforms
Research Platforms
  • Drop Towers/Tubes
  • KC-135 Aircraft
  • Sub-orbital Rockets
  • Space Shuttle
  • ISS
  • Other

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division of physical sciences
Fundamental Microgravity Research

Fundamental physics

Materials science

Fluid physics

Combustion science

Exploration research

Biomolecular Physics and Chemistry

Atomic and molecular processes in biosystems

Biological sensing phenomena

Cellular components assembling mechanisms

Biotechnology & Earth-based Application

Cellular biotechnology

Macromolecular biotechnology

Earth-based applications

Division ofPhysical Sciences*

*Research and technology development from TRL 1 - 3

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division of fundamental space biology
Space Genomics & Cellular Function

Molecular structures & physical interactions

Molecular biology

Cell biology

Adaptation & Response to Space

Developmental biology

Integrative biology

Neurobiology

Space Biology of Complex Systems

Evolutionary biology

Space environment ecology

Division ofFundamental Space Biology

Includes biological research required to understand planetary protection issues

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division of bioastronautics
Space Biomedical Research

Biomedical physiology

Behavior & performance, group dynamics

Radiobiology

Human clinical research

Space human factors engineering

Space Medicine Research

Flight crew health care delivery research

Flight crew health care Systems Research

Space medical research

Spacecraft Habitability, Planetary Habitat, Environmental Health, & Space Systems Technology (Delivering Advanced Technology)

Advanced environmental monitoring & control

Advanced life support

Toxicology, microbiology

Advanced EVA

Radiation protection

Bioplex

Manage NSBRI

Countermeasures development

Division ofBioastronautics

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division of research integration
Division of Research Integration
  • Integrate Scientific Research
    • Coordinate OBPR Divisions, interface with Codes S, Y, carry out requirements of Code M, provide requirements to Codes M, S, Y
  • Mission Planning
    • ISS/Shuttle manifest planning, manage ISS utilization, integrate with HEDS for Exploration Mission Planning, manage international partnerships, resource sharing and exchange
  • Manage Flight Research Payloads
    • System Engineering Management - integrate Division flight facilities, resources, operations requirements, exploration instrument integration with platform provider, manifest payloads - Represents OBPR to Codes M, S, Y
  • Commercial Activities Planning
    • Commercial Space Center management, NGO interface, commercial outreach

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