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NASA TechFlights enables researchers from U.S.-based industry, academia, and private research institutions to test technologies on commercial suborbital vehicles or orbital platforms that can host payloads. TechFlights aims to advance technologies that align with U.S. space exploration priorities and support the expanding space economy.

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Who is eligible to apply?

TechFlights is open to researchers from U.S.-based industry, academia, and other non-NASA organizations (both for-profit and non-profit).

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Latest Solicitation

The NASA 2023 TechFlights solicitation is now closed. See solicitation milestone dates below:

  • June 7, 2023: Mandatory preliminary proposals due 

The program encourages researchers planning to respond to  future TechFlights solicitations to review the resources listed below as they prepare.

Previous Solicitations

View previous TechFlights solicitations in our solicitations archive.

TechFlights Overview Infographic

View important details about the TechFlights opportunity in this easy-to-read infographic.

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Helpful Webinars

These webinars, held as part of our Community of Practice series, provide insights and tips for researchers and potential flight providers.

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Best Practices for Proposing

Commercially Enabled Space Science

The Review Process

Dual-Anonymous Peer Review

Under the TechFlights solicitation review system, the identity of reviewers will not be shared with proposers, and the identity of proposers will not be shared with reviewers until after the technical merit has been evaluated for all of the anonymized proposals.

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