National Academy of Sciences bags SASNSTP contract from NASA


The National Academy of Sciences of Washington, D.C. has won a sole-source contract from NASA to carry out studies pertaining to questions of national importance within the domain of the agency’s science and technology programs related to space science, Earth science, and physical and biological science in space.

According to NASA the Strategic Advice Supporting NASA Science and Technology Programs in Space Science, Earth Science, Biological and Physical Science in Space (SASNSTP) contract is a no-fee, cost reimbursement, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. It has a maximum ordering value of $32 million.

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NASA said that the five-year period of performance for the National Academy of Sciences commences next month. The work under the SASNSTP contract will be carried out at the organization’s facility in Washington, D.C.

National Academy of Sciences bags SASNSTP contract from NASA

National Academy of Sciences bags SASNSTP contract from NASA. Photo courtesy of
Carol M. Highsmith/Wikimedia Commons.

The SASNSTP contract is expected to help NASA get access to an independent, authoritative forum for information, advice, and dialogue on every aspect of space science and applications. It will also serve as the focal point within the academies for activities related to space research.

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The scope of the SASNSTP contract to the National Academy of Sciences includes technical, scientific, and programmatic aspects of investigations for including decadal surveys.

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