About the Science Research and Projects Division

The mission of the Science Research and Projects Division at Marshall Space Flight Center is to expand scientific knowledge and explore the Earth and our universe in support of National and Agency goals. We are comprised of NASA civil servants and colleagues working in alliance with academia, US federal agencies, and international partners to develop space, airborne, and ground-based capabilities to better understand our home planet and its space environment.

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The Predictive Thermal Control (PTC) Project Featured on NASA SMD’s Share the Science Website

June 16, 2021

Direct imaging of planetary systems around other stars to detect and characterize Earth-like planets that could sustain life requires telescopes that are larger and more stable than any previous telescope. Because an Earth-like planet is 10 billion times fainter than …

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SRPD Scientist is a Judge at the International Science and Engineering Fair

June 16, 2021

SPRD Scientist, Phil Stahl (ST10) is virtually judging the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) on behalf of the International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE). Of the many 1000s of projects from around the world, 22 were selected for …

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Congratulations to our 2020 Agency and Center Honor Award Winners

January 2, 2021

Patrick N. Gatlin: Early Career Achievement Medal Tyson B. Littenberg: Early Career Achievement Medal Renee C. Weber: Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal Michael S. Briggs: Exceptional Public Service Medal Brian D. Ramsey: Exceptional Service Medal Andrew L. Molthan: Equal Employment Opportunity …

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Walt Petersen Selected as Fellow of the American Meteorological Society

January 2, 2021

Walt Petersen, Deputy Division Manager of Marshall’s Science Research and Projects Division, was notified that he has been selected to be a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society (AMS).  The AMS is a professional science society that serves the global …

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SRPD Assistant Manager, Michael Goodman, Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

January 2, 2021

On January 8, 2020, Michael Goodman received the Martha Maiden Lifetime Achievement Award in Bethesda, MD. This award is issues by the Federation of Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) and recognizes outstanding service to the community by individuals who have …

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