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Human Research Program/National Space Biomedical Research Institute Awards
NASA and the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) have selected 12 research proposals from 54 received from NASA Research Announcement NNJ08ZSA002N, “Research and Technology Development to Support Crew Health and Performance in Space Exploration Missions.”

Proposals were openly solicited from academia, industry and government laboratories and were judged for scientific merit by non-NASA technical experts. The proposals were evaluated before NASA and the NSBRI selected 12 meritorious winners covering 8 states and representing 11 institutions and are worth approximately $16 million. The selected investigations address astronaut health and performance risks for future space exploration missions and are listed below.

Human Research Program Awards
  • Steve Kozlowski, Michigan State University, Developing, Maintaining, and Restoring Team Cohesion
  • Steven Moore, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Assessment of Operator Proficiency Following Long-Duration Spaceflight
  • Eduardo Salas, University of Central Florida, Optimizing Crew Performance in Long Duration Space Exploration: Best Practices for Team Training and Cohesion Measurement
  • Angelia Sebok, Alion Science and Technology, Space Human Factors and Habitability MIDAS-FAST: Development and Validation of a Tool to Support Function Allocation
  • Scott Wood, Universities Space Research Association, Effect of Sensorimotor Adaptation Following Long-Duration Spaceflight on Perception and Control of Vehicular Motion

NSBRI Awards

Human Factors and Performance Team
  • Kevin R. Duda, Ph.D., The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc., Human-Automation Interactions and Performance Analysis of Lunar Lander Supervisory Control
Musculoskeletal Alterations Team
  • Douglas Paddon-Jones, Ph.D., University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, An Integrated Low-Volume Nutritional Countermeasure to Maintain Muscle Mass and Function During Space Exploration
Neurobehavioral and Psychosocial Factors Team
  • Charles M. Oman, Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Validation of Assessment Tests and Countermeasures for Detecting and Mitigating Changes in Cognitive Function During Robotics Operations
Sensorimotor Adaptation Team
  • Ajitkumar Mulavara, Ph.D., Universities Space Research Association, Development of Countermeasures to Aid Functional Egress from the Crew Exploration Vehicle Following Long-Duration Spaceflight
  • Lee Stone, Ph.D., NASA Ames Research Center, Robust Human-System Interface Design for Spaceflight-Induced Environments
Smart Medical Systems and Technology Team
  • John P. Crossin, 10Blade, Inc., Integration of iRevive with the Lightweight Trauma Module
  • James A. Ritter, Ph.D., University of South Carolina, Bracelet Development of Pressure Swing Adsorption Technology for Spaceflight Medical Oxygen Concentrators