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NSRC Abstract Deadline is Friday

The Abstract Deadline is on Friday, Jan. 10th at 6 pm MST, for the 7th Next-generation Suborbital Researchers Conference (NSRC).

Abstracts can be submitted for contributed talks or posters. Topics include planetary science, atmospheric science, microgravity sciences (fundamental biology and physics), commercial applications, education, public outreach, life sciences, suborbital and commercial markets and policy, plans for human-tended experiments, and REM flight crew training, among others. The full list of session topics can be found here:


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  • January 6, 2020
Citizen Scientist Experiments May Fly on XCOR’s Lynx

San Francisco, CA (Mar. 28, 2012 – Citizens in Space PR) — Citizen scientists and hardware hackers are being challenged to develop payloads for commercial reusable suborbital spacecraft during the International Space Apps Challenge, a NASA-sponsored event that takes place worldwide and aboard the International Space Station on April 21-22.

The International Space Apps Challenge is a two-day “codeathon” which invites developers, hobbyists, and hackers around the world to work on a variety of hardware and software challenges. Citizens in Space, a project of the United States Rocket Academy, is challenging participants to develop suborbital science payloads as part of the event.

Successful payloads may fly into space aboard one of the commercial reusable spacecraft that are now under development by companies such as XCOR Aerospace. XCOR Aerospace is building the Lynx, a two-seat rocketship that is expected to make its first flight before the end of this year.


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  • March 29, 2012
NASA’s Flight Opportunities Program Selects 24 Payloads

Made in Space tests a 3D printer in microgravity. (Credit: Made in Space)

WASHINGTON (NASA PR) — NASA’s Flight Opportunities Program has selected 24 cutting-edge space technology payloads for flights on commercial reusable launch vehicles, balloons and a commercial parabolic aircraft.

Sixteen of the payloads will ride on parabolic aircraft flights, which provide brief periods of weightlessness. Five will fly on suborbital reusable launch vehicle test flights. Two will ride on high-altitude balloons that fly above 65,000 feet. One payload will fly on the suborbital launch vehicle and high-altitude balloon platforms. The flights will take place in 2012 and 2013.

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  • March 21, 2012