NASA Research Announcements (NRAs) for Human Exploration Research Opportunities (HERO) and for Research Opportunities in Space Biology (ROSBio) can be found on the NSPIRES website.
NASA Human Research Program (HRP)
NASA's Human Research Program (HRP) conducts research and develops technologies that allow humans to travel
safely and productively in space. The Program uses evidence from data collected on astronauts, as well as
other supporting studies. These data are stored in the research data repository, Life Sciences Data Archive (LSDA).
NASA’s Space Biology Program uses cell and molecular biology technologies to answer
basic questions about how spaceflight affects biological processes to help us understand
the fundamental ways in which biological systems use gravity to regulate and sustain their growth,
metabolism, reproduction and development, as well as how they repair damage and protect
themselves from infection and disease. The data and results that are created by this research are
stored and available in the research data repository, Life Sciences Data Archive (LSDA).
The Human Health and Performance Directorate (HH&P) is the primary organization focused on enhancing crew health
and performance and mitigating the risks associated with human spaceflight. With three offices, three divisions and
over 900 employees, all HH&P functions are ultimately aimed at achieving our mission:
optimizing human health and performance throughout all phases of spaceflight.