Space Science & Astrobiology Division Update

Presented by: Mark Fonda Time: 11:00 AM– 12:00 PM When: June 21, 2021 MS Teams MEETING OR Conference phone number: +1 256-715-9946 Audio Conf. : 630 810 518# ======================================================== Link to Dan Sirbu’s Slides https://nasa-my.sharepoint.com/:p:/g/personal/dsirbu_ndc_nasa_gov/EX8YuQApquZLpiP-R_Jd_tMBSy_Cc7qtoxMwCFw-d7Tfow?e=hV8CXX Link to Tom Bristow’s Slides https://nasa-my.sharepoint.com/:p:/g/personal/tbristow_ndc_nasa_gov/EZPes1pZrR1Kv5SOvia2Du4BXoCjXtIRCVupnpX7196lww?e=fmirbT […]

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SPACE SCIENCE & ASTROBIOLOGY DIVISION HIGHLIGHTS

SCIENCE HIGHLIGHTS Code S Weekly Report Key Highlights Space Science   Planetary Science Dr. Jeffrey Scargle, Research Astrophysicist, Planetary Systems Branch (Code SST) within the Space Science and Astrobiology Division (Code SS), is a 2020 recipient of an International Astrostatistics Association (IAA) prestigious award for “Outstanding Contribution in Astrostatistics”.  Dr Scargle will provide an invited […]

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SPACE SCIENCE & ASTROBIOLOGY DIVISION HIGHLIGHTS

Key Highlights Space Science   Planetary Science Tony Colaprete and Jennifer Heldmann, ARC Code SST, will join a small group of NASA Civil Servants and contractors from across the agency to form a Technical Assessment Team (TAT) focused on defining Science Objectives for Artemis Astrophysics ATAP team members, Jessie Dotson and Lorien Wheeler will be […]

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SCIENCE HIGHLIGHTS Code SS Weekly Report – April 24, 2020

Title: Reflections on NASA’s Ames Research Center Dr. Lori Glaze, the Director of the Planetary Science Division (PSD) within the Science Mission Directorate (SMD) at NASA Headquarters, recently wrote an article titled “Reflections on NASA’s Ames Research Center” to highlight the tremendous achievements of Ames over the past 80+ years. Code SST (Space Sciences and […]

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SCIENCE HIGHLIGHTS Code SS Weekly Report – April 18, 2020

Title: Paper on the production of hexamethylenetetramine-methanol (HMT-methanol) in astrophysical ices to appear in the journal Astrobiology and to be highlighted on the journal issue’s cover. Short Story: Ultraviolet photolysis of ice mixtures relevant to dense molecular clouds frequently leads to the production of more complex compounds, many of which are of astrobiological interest. Through […]

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COMET — COffee, MEet and Talk

COMET is an opportunity and fun way to meet others in the division, and begin to cross pollinate ideas and activities, or simply just be social. The details of how COMET works are listed below. Start with a voluntary signup – all in the division are welcome. click on the link below: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1-OyBHjDnPLWtGVxqw26iZp61JrTbS3sSj4CYR4uEaPo/edit#gid=0 The submitted […]

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SS Science Weekly Highlights

Science Communication Stories — ​​On January 21, 2020, Kimberly Ennico Smith (SSA) spoke with the Owl Feather Society, a group of Ames Research Center retirees who meet quarterly to renew acquaintances over lunch and to listen to a presentation usually on an Ames-related technical topic in Mountain View, California. She’s discussed NASA’s bold initiative of sustainable human exploration in deep space – the Artemis […]

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SS Division Awards and Recognition

Dr. Lynn Rothschild’s myco-architecture proposal was selected for a NIAC Phase I award in  2018. With a small amount of funding, Rothschild studied the overall viability of the concept and advanced the technology readiness level. NIAC is a visionary program within NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate, one that has the potential to create breakthrough technologies […]

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