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Physical Sciences Informatics System

At NASA, we are excited to offer the Physical Science Informatics (PSI) data repository for physical science experiments performed on the International Space Station (ISS). The PSI system is now accessible and open to the public. This will be a resource for researchers to data mine the PSI system and expand upon the valuable research performed on the ISS using it as a research tool to further science, while also fulfilling the President's Open Data Policy.


NASA Research Announcement (NRA) Appendix E: NNH17ZTT001N-17PSI-E

NASA has released the next appendix of the NASA Research Announcement (NRA) titled “Use of the NASA Physical Sciences Informatics System”. The NRA solicits ground-based research proposals from established researchers and graduate students to generate new scientific insights by utilizing experimental data residing in NASA's Physical Sciences Informatics (PSI) system. PSI is an online database of completed physical science reduced-gravity flight experiments conducted on the International Space Station (ISS), Space Shuttle flights, Free-flyers, or commercial cargo flights to and from the ISS, and from related ground-based studies. The next call solicits proposals in five research areas: Combustion Science, Complex Fluids, Fluid Physics, Fundamental Physics and Materials Science. All eligible experimental data will be available in the PSI system. See Appendix E or the PSI website for the detailed list of investigations that are eligible for this NRA. The typical awards will be up to $100,000 per year for up to two years.


Upcoming events related to this NRA:

Dec. 14, 2018 - Proposals Due

May 2019 - Announce Selections (target)

For more information about the solicitation, please contact Dr. Francis Chiaramonte, Program Scientist for Physical Sciences, NASA Headquarters.