Reusable Launch Vehicle (RLV)

Small Reusable Booster

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National Aeronautics and
Space Administration


                    COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT


                Reusable Launch Vehicle (RLV)
                   Small Reusable Booster

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CAN 8-2                       Comments  Due November 2, 1994

                Reusable Launch Vehicle (RLV)
                   Small Reusable Booster

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               A Cooperative Agreement Notice

      Soliciting Proposals for a Small Reusable Booster

               DRAFT  Issued: October 19, 1994

        National Aeronautics and Space Administration
           George C. Marshall Space Flight Center
            Program Development Directorate/PAO1
           Marshall Space Flight Center, AL  35812
  Reusable Launch Vehicle - Small Reusable Booster: X - 34

The  intent of this solicitation is to stimulate  the  joint
industry/government funded development of a  small  reusable
booster that has potential application to commercial  launch
vehicle   capabilities,  which  will  provide  significantly
reduced mission costs for placing payloads, in the  1  to  2
klb  class, into a low Earth orbit (LEO).  The vehicle  must
demonstrate  technologies  applicable  to  future   reusable
launch   vehicles.   Some  of  these  technologies  may   be
demonstrated as a part of the basic booster design and  some
through   test   bed   application  of   the   booster   for
demonstration of alternative technologies.  The  development
schedule should support test flights beginning in mid  1997,
orbital  launch  by  early 1998, and test  bed  applications
later in 1998.

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)  is
sponsoring this Cooperative Agreement Notice as part of  its
activities  in  support of the National Space Transportation
Policy.   Funding  is  provided through  the  Transportation
Division  of  the  Office  of Space  Access  and  Technology

Proposals  requiring  restrictions on  distribution  of  any
aspect of the completed effort and resulting technology must
include  a  justification for the restriction and  the  time
period  for  which  the  restriction  would  apply.   It  is
important  that  technology  demonstrated  from  cooperative
agreements  resulting  from this CAN reside  in  the  public
domain.   Excessive use of restrictions on  distribution  of
the  subject technology could result in nonselection of  the

Proposers should also highlight the offeror's experience and
capabilities in proposed areas and how the experience and
capabilities would be employed in support of this technology
demonstration activity.

Participation  in this program is open to all categories  of
organizations,  both  domestic and  foreign.   Organizations
include   industry,   educational  institutions,   nonprofit
organizations, NASA centers, and Federal, state,  and  local
government  agencies.  Guidelines for foreign  participation
are  given  in Appendix A, Section 7.  Joint proposals  that
demonstrate  effective, mutually beneficial partnerships  or
cooperative  arrangements between government, academia,  and
industry  are encouraged.  U.S. Federal Government  agencies
who wish to participate will be expected to supply their own

Proposers shall submit proposals by January 6, 1995.  Black-
out  conditions  will exist upon receipt  of  proposals  for
evaluation.   Proposals  will be evaluated  by  peer  and/or
technical review committees.

All  or  part of a proposal may be selected for negotiations
leading  to  a  possible  award of a  cooperative  agreement
unless  the offeror requests otherwise.  A proposal that  is
technically  and  programmatically  meritorious,  but   that
cannot be accepted because of funding uncertainties, may  be
retained for future consideration, should additional funding
become  available,  unless the offeror  requests  otherwise.
Evaluation, selection and award may occur during the  period
of time from receipt of proposals for evaluation to one year
after issuance date of this CAN.

The following information applies only to this CAN:

     CAN Number:              CAN 8-2

     Submit Proposals to:     GP54/Mark R. Stiles CAN 8-2
                              George   C.   Marshall   Space
                              Flight Center
                              Marshall Space Flight  Center,
                              AL 35812

     Copies Required:         15, plus 1 reproducible copy,
                              plus original signed copy

     Selection Official:      PAO1/James M. McMillion
                              Director, Program Development
                              Marshall Space Flight  Center,
                              AL  35812

     Obtain additional information from:

     Technical:               PFO1/John W. Cole
                              Marshall Space Flight  Center,
                              AL  35812

     Administrative and Contractual:    GP54/Mark Stiles,
                              Marshall Space Flight  Center,
                              AL  35812

Appendix A provides technical description relative to the X-
34.    Appendix  B  contains  basic  guidance   needed   for
preparation of solicited proposals in response to this  CAN.
Appendix  C  contains the CAN proposal format to  follow.  A
Model Cooperative Agreement, Industry Briefing Package  with
attendance sheet,  Points of Contact at NASA centers and DoD
laboratories/centers, OMB Circular A-110, section 23,  and a
Acronyms list are contained in attached Appendices D through
H respectively.

An  electronic  copy  of this Cooperative  Agreement  Notice
(CAN)  is available over the Internet.  See instructions  on
CAN Internet Access in Appendix A, Section 8.

Your  interest and cooperation in participating in this  CAN
are appreciated.

Original signed by

Charles E. Henke
Director, Procurement Office

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                      TABLE OF CONTENTS


Preface                                                 ii

Table of Contents                                       iv

Appendix A
TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION                                   A-1

     1. Introduction                                    A-2
     2. Scope                                           A-2
        2.1Goal                                        A-3
        2.2Objectives                                  A-3
     3. Guidelines                                      A-4
     4. Resource Sharing                                A-4
     5. Government Budget Information                   A-5
     6. Proposed Deviations                             A-5
     7. Foreign Participation                           A-5
     8. CAN Internet Access                             A-6

Appendix B
AGREEMENT NOTICE                                        B-1

     1. Foreword                                        B-2
     2. Policy                                          B-2
     3. Relationship to Award                           B-2
     4. Conformance to Guidance                         B-2
     5. CAN-Specific Items                              B-2
     6. Proposal Contents                               B-2
     7. Length                                          B-7
     8. Joint Proposals                                 B-7
     9. Withdrawal                                      B-7
     Evaluation Factors                                 B-7
     Cancellation of CAN                                B-8
     Schedule                                           B-8

Appendix C                                              CAN
PROPOSAL FORMAT                                         C-1

     1. Proposal Format                                 C-2
     2. Proposal Cover Page                             C-3
     3. Proposal Summary Form 1                         C-4
     4. Proposal Summary Form 2                         C-5
     5. Budget Summary                                  C-6
     6. Current And Pending Support                     C-8
     7. Certification                                   C-9

Appendix D
MODEL COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT                             D-1

Appendix E
INDUSTRY BRIEFING PACKAGE                               E-1

Appendix F
POINTS OF CONTACT                                       F-1

Appendix G                                              OMB
CIRCULAR A-110, SECTION 23                              G-1

Appendix H

                         APPENDIX A

                    TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION

                   REUSABLE LAUNCH VEHICLE
               SMALL REUSABLE BOOSTER: X - 34

                         APPENDIX A

                    TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION


The  cost of space launch remains a central barrier  to  the
continued  expansion  of economic activity  into  near-earth
space.  As a goal, NASA seeks to reduce launch costs  to the
customer  to  $5000 per pound or less, for 1 to  2  klb  LEO
class  payloads.  NASA is therefor interested in  supporting
the   development  of  launch  technology  and   operational
concepts  that demonstrate significant reductions in  launch

The  intent of this NASA Cooperative Agreement Notice  (CAN)
is  to stimulate the development of a small reusable booster
that  has potential application to commercial launch vehicle
capabilities,  which  will  provide  significantly   reduced
mission costs for placing payloads, in the 1 to 2 klb class,
into   a  low  Earth  orbit  (LEO).   Consistent  with   the
development  and  testing  of this small  reusable  booster,
technologies are to be demonstrated that have application to
future  reusable  launch vehicle systems.   Taken  together,
these  activities  are  expected to lead  to  U.S.  economic
growth and the continuing economic development of near-earth
space.  The lowering of space launch costs is a goal of NASA
and  is  supported  through the Office of Space  Access  and

The  NASA  Office  of  Space Access and Technology  conducts
space  research  and  development  through  sponsorship   of
technology programs conducted at the NASA Field Centers,  in
United  States industry, and in American universities.   The
Space  Transportation Division supports the Office of  Space
Access  and Technology's goals by sponsoring the development
of   next   generation  space  transportation  technologies.
NASA's   Space   Transportation  technology   program   will
accelerate  the  development and application  of  new  space
launch  technologies and operational concepts to meet NASA's
science  and  engineering  goals  and  contribute   to   the
continuing   development  of  the  national   space   launch
industry.   The goal of the Space Transportation  technology
program  is the continued lowering of space access costs  to
promote the creation and delivery of new space services  and
other activities that will improve economic competitiveness.

The  Earth-to-Orbit research and development  program  is  a
component  of  the Space Transportation Division's  program.
As  part of this program, NASA is sponsoring this CAN.  This
CAN  supports NASA's plans to continue lowering the cost  of
access to space.


Participation  in this program is open to all categories  of
organizations,  both  domestic and  foreign.   Organizations
include   industry,   educational  institutions,   nonprofit
organizations, NASA centers, and Federal, state,  and  local
government   agencies.   Joint  proposals  that  demonstrate
effective,  mutually beneficial partnerships or  cooperative
arrangements between government, academia, and industry  are
encouraged.   U.S. Federal Government agencies who  wish  to
participate  will be expected to supply their  own  funding.
Guidelines for foreign participation are given in Section  7
of this appendix.

NASA plans to fund one proposal, but may at it's discretion,
fund  multiple  proposals under this  CAN.   Future  awards,
under this CAN, are not currently planned.


The  goal  of  this CAN is to enhance U.S. commercial  space
launch competitiveness by:

     a.Developing  capabilities  that  significantly  reduce
       the cost of launching small LEO class payloads.

     b.Demonstrating    space   launch   technologies    and
       operational   concepts  on  a   small,   operational,
       reusable booster.


The specific objectives of this CAN are to:

     a.Develop  a  small  reusable,  or  partially  reusable
       booster  that has potential application to commercial
       launch  capabilities, which reduce  launch  costs  to
       the  customer to $5000 per pound or less, for 1 to  2
       klb  class  payloads, consistent with the  proposer's
       assessed commercial LEO market requirements.

     b.Demonstrate   technologies   applicable   to   future
       reusable  launch  vehicle systems, both  through  the
       development  of technologies inherent  in  the  basic
       booster  design  and test bed use of the  vehicle  to
       conduct  experiments on other reusable launch vehicle
       technologies.   These two areas of demonstration  are
       delineated as follows:

       (1)As  a  part  of  the  basic  booster  design,  the
          technologies  to  be  demonstrated   may   include
          composite  structures;  reusable  tanks;  reusable
          engines;   thermal  protection  systems;   vehicle
          health   monitoring   (VHM)   systems;   automated
          ascent,   re-entry   and  landing   systems;   and
          operability  concepts.  The basic  design  is  not
          expected to include new propulsion technologies.

       (2)For  use  as  a  test  bed, the  vehicle  must  be
          capable  of  accommodating alternative  technology
          experiments,   which   may   include   alternative
          propulsion    systems,    combustion    chemistry,
          alternative     thermal    protection     systems,
          alternative avionics, and experiments  to  provide
          flight   data   to   validate  hypersonic   flight
          environments during ascent and re-entry.

     c.Develop  and  demonstrate reusability and operability
       concepts that result in significantly reduced  launch
       costs and rapid processing for re-flight.

     d.Begin test flights in mid 1997.

     e.Demonstrate,   by   early  1998,   orbital   delivery
       capability  consistent with the  proposer's  assessed
       commercial LEO market requirements.

     f.Adapt  the vehicle to accommodate alternate  reusable
       launch vehicle technologies and conduct two test  bed
       flights of these alternate technologies beginning  in
       late 1998.

     g.Produce  flight data to support validation of vehicle
       hypersonic flight environments during ascent and  re-

     h.Demonstrate    that    an   industry    led,    joint
       industry/government    funded     partnership     can
       successfully  accomplish the  development  of  a  new
       launch  vehicle within three years and with  a  fixed
       Government funding profile.

     i.Facilitate   the  transfer  of  new  technology   and
       operational  concepts to other  U.S.  industrial  and
       Government organizations.

Since  the  primary  goal of this  CAN  is  to  promote  the
competitiveness  of  the  U.S. space  launch  industry,  all
proposals  shall address how their activities  will  further
this goal.


The following should be used as guidelines:

  a.Develop  two  vehicles (including spares,  upper  stages
     and  other necessary equipment) to support test  flight

  b.Make   innovative   use   of   existing   and   evolving

  c.Use   industry   led  industry/government   design   and
     development teams and innovative management concepts.

  d.Make effective use of NASA personnel and facilities.

  e.Provide  adequate performance, cost and schedule margins
     throughout the design and development process.

  f.Demonstrate  effective, mutually beneficial partnerships
     or   cooperative   arrangements   between   government,
     academia and industry.

  g.Work  with  other Federal Agencies (e.g., Department  of
     Transportation,  Federal  Aviation  Administration)  to
     certify  new,  commercially  developed,  space   launch
     centers;   or   qualify  existing  air   transportation
     infrastructure for space launch activities; as required
     by the proposed concept.

4.Resource Sharing

The industry cost sharing contribution is required to match,
as  a  minimum, the requested NASA funding to  be  obligated
under  the  resulting cooperative agreement.  Industry  cost
sharing  may include cash (profit based or venture capital),
Independent  Research and Development  (IR&D)  funds  to  be
expended in performance of the cooperative agreement, and in-
kind  contributions.   Industry  in-kind  contributions  are
governed by Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-
110,  Section  23,  entitled  "Cost  Sharing  or  Matching".
Industry's cost share shall not be charged to the Government
under  any contract, grant, or cooperative agreement, except
for allocation as part of an IR&D program.

5.Government Budget Information

The  expected NASA program funding, in millions  of  dollars
and by fiscal year (FY), is as follows:

 FY95    FY96   FY97    FY98   FY99   TOTAL

  10      30     15      10     5       70

This funding profile is to cover both requested NASA funding
obligated to the proposer(s) under the resulting cooperative
agreement(s)   and   direct  program  charges   related   to
performance  of NASA responsibilities (performance  of  NASA
responsibilities refers to in-kind resources in the form  of
labor,  facilities, services, etc., made  available  through
the  various  NASA centers) specified under  the  agreement.
Any   direct  program  charges  required  to  perform   NASA
responsibilities  will  be  specified  in  the  letters   of
commitment provided to proposers.

This  information is provided as a guide to the  approximate
level  of  funding  available and the industry  contribution
need not match this profile.

6.Proposed Deviations

It  is  anticipated  that the terms and  conditions  of  any
resultant cooperative agreement will essentially be the same
as  those  contained  under Appendix E -  Model  Cooperative
Agreement.   The degree of your acceptance of  the  proposed
clauses  will  be  considered  in  the  evaluation  of  your
proposal.   Proposers shall indicate any clauses  which  the
proposer  is  unwilling  to accept, state  reasons  for  the
objections,  and propose alternate wording, as  appropriate.
In  the  absence of objections to the cooperative  agreement
clauses,   the   proposer  shall  include  a  statement   of

7.Foreign Participation

For purposes of this program, a company is a U.S. entity  1)
if  it  is organized and exists under the laws of the United
States  and is not otherwise controlled by a foreign entity;
or  2)  if  it is a U.S. subsidiary of a foreign entity  who
propose  to  carry  out all, or substantially  all,  of  the
activities in its proposal within the United States.

All  other entities shall be considered foreign entities and
participation  of  foreign entities  is  encouraged  to  the
extent   that  they  are  entities  organized   in,   and/or
controlled  by, a country which encourages the participation
of  U. S. firms in similar cooperative activities funded  by
that government.

Each consortia proposal shall indicate whether the proposing
members  are  U.S.  or  foreign  entities  using  the  above

8.CAN Internet Access

A  digital  copy  of  this  CAN and  related  documents  are
available over the Internet.  The documents are in  American
Standard  Code Information Interchange (ASCII)  format   and
reside  on  a  World Wide Web (WWW) server at  the  Marshall
Space  Flight  Center (MSFC), which may  be  accessed  using
client browsers, such as MOSAIC.  The WWW address, or (URL),
of     the     MSFC     Procurement    home     page     is:

If  you  have  any problems, ask for help from  your  system

                         APPENDIX B


                   REUSABLE LAUNCH VEHICLE
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                         APPENDIX B



NASA  depends  upon industry, educational institutions,  and
other  nonprofit organizations for many of its research  and
development efforts.  While a number of mechanisms have been
developed  over  the  years  to  inform  the  research   and
development  community  of those areas  in  which  NASA  has
special   research  interests,  the  instructions  in   this
appendix apply only to this Cooperative Agreement Notice.  A
NASA  Cooperative Agreement Notice (CAN) permits competitive
selection  of  projects  in  accordance  with  statute,  and
preserves some of the traditional concepts and understanding
associated  with NASA sponsorship normally  solicited  by  a
NASA Research Announcement (NRA).  A CAN also introduces new
concepts for NASA sponsorship.


a.NASA  fosters  and encourages the submission of  proposals
  relevant  to  Agency mission requirements by solicitations
  which  describe  areas  of interest  to  NASA.   Proposals
  received  in  response to this CAN will be used  only  for
  evaluation purposes.

b.NASA does not allow a proposal, the contents of which  are
  not available without restriction from another source,  or
  any  unique ideas submitted in response to the CAN, to  be
  used  as  the  basis of a solicitation or  in  negotiation
  with  other  organizations, nor is  a  pre-award  synopsis
  published for individual proposals.

c.A  solicited proposal that results in a NASA award becomes
  part  of  the  record  of  that  transaction  and  may  be
  available  to  the  public on specific requests;  however,
  information  or  materials  that  NASA  and  the  awardees
  mutually agree to be of a privileged nature will  be  held
  in  confidence  to the extent permitted by law,  including
  the Freedom of Information Act.

d.NASA  may select only a portion of a proposed application,
  in  which  case the proposer will be given the opportunity
  to accept or decline such partial acceptance.

e.NASA  reserves  the right to reject any or  all  proposals
  received  in  response  to the CAN  when  such  action  is
  considered in the best interest of the Government.

3.Relationship to Award

A  cooperative  agreement will be  used  to  accomplish  the
effort  funded  on  the  basis of a  proposal  submitted  in
response to this CAN.

4.Conformance to Guidance

a.NASA  does  not  have any mandatory forms or  formats  for
  preparation   of  responses  to  CANs;  however,   it   is
  requested  that  proposals conform to the  procedural  and
  submission  guidelines covered in these  instructions,  as
  well  as  Appendix C, CAN proposal format.  In particular,
  NASA  may  accept  proposals  without  discussion;  hence,
  proposals should initially be as complete as possible  and
  be submitted on the proposers' most favorable terms.

b.In  order to be considered responsive to the solicitation,
  a  submission  must,  at  a minimum,  present  a  specific
  project  within  the area delineated by the  CAN;  contain
  sufficient  technical  and cost information  to  permit  a
  meaningful   evaluation;  be   signed   by   an   official
  authorized  to  legally bind the submitting  organization;
  not  merely offer to perform standard services or to  just
  provide  facilities  or  services; and  not  significantly
  duplicate  a  more  specific,  current,  or  pending  NASA

5.CAN-Specific Items

a.Cooperative agreements require substantial involvement  by
  NASA  in  performance  of the work  under  the  agreement.
  This  use  of  NASA  Center resources must  be  negotiated
  between  the  proposer  and the  effected  NASA  Center(s)
  prior  to  submission of the proposal and must be verified
  with  a  letter  of  commitment signed by  the  respective
  Center Director, or his designee.  Proposers may make  use
  of  more  than one NASA Center.  This letter of commitment
  shall   indicate  the  resources  contributed;   including
  direct   labor,   facility  usage,  other  NASA   supplied
  equipment   and  services,  and  direct  program   charges
  related   to  the  performance  of  NASA  responsibilities
  specified  in the proposal; and shall be included  in  the
  standard prefatory material.

b.Any  non-NASA  resources included in the  proposed  effort
  costs  shall  be  verified with  a  letter  of  commitment
  signed  by  an authorized representative of the resource's
  organization(s).    This  letter   of   commitment   shall
  indicate  the  resources contributed with  any  conditions
  concerning  the  use  of  these  resources  and  shall  be
  included in the standard prefatory material.

6.Proposal Contents

a.The   following  general  information  is  needed  in  all
  proposals   in  order  to  permit  consideration   in   an
  objective  manner.  Each proposal copy shall  contain  all
  submitted  material, including a copy of  the  transmittal
  letter if it contains substantive information.

b.The  proposals shall have fully completed and signed cover
  pages  and certifications, in accordance with those  given
  in Appendix C of this CAN.

c.Proposals are expected to be written concisely in  English
  to  minimize the burden on the reviewers and to facilitate
  the  overall evaluation process.  The total length of  the
  proposal   including   cover  page,  prefatory   material,
  figures,  tables,  list  of references,  etc.,  shall  not
  exceed  100 sheets of 8.5" x 11" paper, with a maximum  of
  52  lines  per page (point size 12 or larger, with  1-inch

Proposals  using  type  smaller than 12  points,  compressed
type,  or  less-than-normal leading (space  between  lines),
which makes reading difficult may be returned unreviewed.

Review  panels will schedule reviews based on 75  pages  per
proposal.   Proposals longer than 75 pages may  be  returned

To  facilitate  the  recycling of shredded  proposals  after
review,  proposals shall be submitted on plain, white  paper
only.   This  precludes the use of cardboard stock,  plastic
covers, and colored paper.

d.Transmittal Letter or Prefatory Material

  (1)The  legal  name  and address of the  organization  and
      specific  division or campus identification,  if  part
      of a larger organization.

  (2)A  brief  project  title  intelligible  to  a  literate
      reader and suitable for use in the public press.

  (3)Type   of   organization;  e.g.,   profit,   nonprofit,
      educational,  small  business, minority,  women-owned,

  (4)Name  and  telephone  number of the  Lead  Partner  and
      business   personnel  who  may  be  contacted   during
      evaluation or negotiation.

  (5)Identification  of  any  other organizations  that  are
      currently evaluating a proposal for the same effort.

  (6)Identification  of  the specific  CAN,  by  number  and
      title, to which the proposal is responding.

  (7)Dollar  amount  requested  of  NASA,  desired  starting
      date, and duration of project.

  (8)Date of submission.

  (9)Signature  of  a  responsible  official  or  authorized
      representative  of  the  organization,  or  any  other
      person  authorized  to legally bind  the  organization
      (unless   the   signature  appears  on  the   proposal

  (10)    Letters of commitment.

e.Restriction on Use and Disclosure of Proposal Information

  It   is  NASA  policy  to  use  information  contained  in
  proposals  for  evaluation  purposes  only.   While   this
  policy   does  not  require  that  the  proposal  bear   a
  restrictive notice, offerors or quoters should,  in  order
  to   maximize  protection  of  trade  secrets   or   other
  information   that   is  commercial  or   financial,   and
  confidential or privileged, place the following notice  on
  the   title   page  of  the  proposal  and   specify   the
  information   subject   to   the   notice   by   inserting
  appropriate identification, such as page numbers,  in  the
  notice.   In  any event, information (data)  contained  in
  proposals  will  be protected to the extent  permitted  by
  law;  but,  NASA  assumes  no  liability  for  use  and/or
  disclosure of information not made subject to the notice.


              Restriction on Use and Disclosure
                   of Proposal Information

     The  information (data) contained in/on [insert page
     numbers  or  other identification] of this  proposal
     constitutes  a trade secret and/or information  that
     is  commercial  or  financial, and  confidential  or
     privileged.   It is furnished to the  Government  in
     confidence with the understanding that it will  not,
     without  permission  of  the  offeror,  be  used  or
     disclosed   other  than  for  evaluation   purposes;
     provided,  however, that in the  event  a  grant  or
     cooperative  agreement is awarded on  the  basis  of
     this  proposal, the Government shall have the  right
     to  use and disclose this information (data) to  the
     extent   provided  in  the  grant   or   cooperative
     agreement.   This  restriction does  not  limit  the
     Government's   right  to  use   or   disclose   this
     information  (data) if obtained from another  source
     without restriction.


  Include a concise (200-300 words) abstract describing  the
  proposed effort and the method of approach.


  The   following   certifications  are  to   be   included:
  Certification  Regarding Drug Free Workplace Requirements,
  Certification Regarding Debarment, Suspension,  and  Other
  Responsibility   Matters,   and  Certification   Regarding
  Lobbying.    Appendix   C   contains   forms   for   these

h.Project Description

  (1)The  technical  section shall contain a brief  summary,
      followed by a description of the technical content  of
      the  proposed  effort, the approach, and the  expected
      results.   Proposals shall include  a  brief  schedule
      for  the  proposed  effort, with  milestones,  payment
      milestones,  tasks  and completion  dates.   Proposals
      shall  also  include a description  of  the  plan  for
      transfer of DC-X/A operations experience to  the  X  -
      34  operating concept.  The summary shall also contain
      a  description of the business approach for subsequent
      commercialization,    including     the     proposer's
      assessment  of  the government and commercial  markets
      for  this capability, the practical effect on  current
      launch  systems  and what impact there  will  be  upon
      U.S.  competitiveness  in the space  launch  area,  if

  (2)The  main  body  of the proposal shall  be  a  detailed
      statement  of  the  work to be undertaken  and  should
      include  specific  technical objectives  and  expected
      significance;  relation to the present  state  of  the
      art,  relation to previous work done by  the  proposer
      and  to  related  work  in  progress  elsewhere.   The
      statement  should outline the general  plan  of  work,
      including the proposed management arrangements and  an
      adequate   description   of   proposed   NASA   Center
      involvement.   The  project  description   should   be
      prepared  in  a  manner that addresses the  evaluation
      factors  in  these  instructions  and  any  additional
      specific  objectives  of this  CAN.   Any  substantial
      collaboration  with organizations or  individuals  not
      referred  to  in  the  budget or  use  of  consultants
      should be described.

i.Management Approach

  For  efforts involving interactions among individuals from
  more  than  one  organization, plans for dissemination  of
  responsibilities   and  any  necessary  arrangements   for
  ensuring  a coordinated effort should be described.   This
  shall  include  a  one page outline  of  the  articles  of
  collaboration.  The working relationship with  NASA  field
  centers should be described in this section.

j.Key Personnel

  (1)A  brief  biographical sketch referencing related  work
      of  key  personnel shall be included, along  with  any
      exceptional qualifications covering the past 5  years.
      The  biographical sketch shall not exceed one page per

  (2)The   Program   Manager  is  responsible   for   direct
      supervision  of  the  work  and  participates  in  the
      conduct  of the project regardless of whether  or  not
      compensation  is  received  under  the  award.    Omit
      social security number and other personal items  which
      do  not  merit  consideration  in  evaluation  of  the
      proposal.   Give  similar biographical information  on
      other  senior  professional  personnel  who  will   be
      directly associated with the project.  Give the  names
      and  titles  of  any  other  engineers  and  technical
      personnel  associated substantially with  the  project
      in  an  advisory capacity.  Universities  should  list
      the   approximate   number  of   students   or   other
      assistants,  together  with information  as  to  their
      level  of  academic attainment.  Any special industry-
      university   cooperative   arrangements   should    be

k.Facilities and Equipment

  (1)Describe  available  facilities  and  major  items   of
      equipment   especially  adapted  or  suited   to   the
      proposed  project, and any additional major  equipment
      that  will be required.  Identify any Government-owned
      facilities,  industrial plant  equipment,  or  special
      tooling that are proposed for use on the project.

  (2)Before  requesting  a major item of capital  equipment,
      the  proposer should determine if sharing or  loan  of
      equipment  already  within  the  organization   is   a
      feasible   alternative   to  purchase.    Where   such
      arrangements  cannot be made, the proposal  should  so

  (3)Potential    respondents   should   be    aware    that
      regulations require that NASA retain ownership of  all
      equipment  purchased with NASA's contribution  to  any
      cooperative agreements.

l.Proposed Costs/Cost Sharing

  In  addition to the instructions contained here, proposers
  are  referred  to Appendix C.  This appendix,  contains  a
  model format for proposed budgets.

  (1)Proposals  shall  include a clear, descriptive  summary
      of  the  cost sharing contributions of both Government
      and  industry,  the basis for value  determination  of
      the   proposer's  cost  sharing  contribution  to  the
      program, and evidence of the proposer's capability  to
      provide   the   industry  cost  sharing  contribution.
      Allowable  cost sharing contributions are  defined  in
      Appendix A, Sections 4 and 5.

  (2)The  budget  section of the proposals shall  include  a
      budget breakdown by Government fiscal year (October  1
      to  September 30) for each year of the proposed work,.
      The  budget  summary shall be presented in the  Budget
      Summary  Form  enclosed in Appendix C.   The  detailed
      computations requested in addition to this  form  will
      be  used  by  the Government to evaluate costs  as  to
      reasonableness,  allowability, and allocability.   The
      total  budget  amount shall also  be  entered  in  the
      proposal summary pages, as shown in Appendix C.

  (3)Direct-labor  costs  shall  be  segregated  by  program
      element  (e.g.,  avionics, propulsion) with  estimated
      hourly  or monthly rates, number of months, and  total
      dollar  amounts  for each.  Indirect  costs  shall  be
      explained  to an extent that will allow the Government
      to understand the basis of the estimates.

  (4)Each  significant category regarding other costs  shall
      be   detailed,  explained,  and  substantiated.    For
      example,  proposals  for  equipment  purchases   shall
      specify  the type of equipment, number of  units,  and
      unit  cost.  Requested travel allowances shall include
      the  destination, number of travelers, number of days,
      and the total cost per trip.

  (5)Proposals  should  be made as one volume;  do  not  use
      separate  "confidential" salary pages.  As applicable,
      include  separate  cost  estimates  for  salaries  and
      wages;    fringe   benefits;   equipment;   expendable
      materials   and  supplies;  services;   domestic   and
      foreign   travel;  Automated  Data  Processing   (ADP)
      expenses;  publication  or page charges;  consultants;
      subcontractors;   other   miscellaneous   identifiable
      direct  costs; and indirect costs.  List salaries  and
      wages  in appropriate organizational categories (e.g.,
      program  manager,  other  scientific  and  engineering
      professionals,     graduate     students,     research
      assistants,   and   technicians   and    other    non-
      professional  personnel).   Estimate  all  work  power
      data  in  terms of work-months or fractions  of  full-

  (6)Explanatory  notes should accompany the  cost  proposal
      to  provide identification and estimated cost of major
      capital  equipment  items to  be  acquired;  purposes,
      estimated  number and lengths of trips planned;  basis
      for  indirect cost computation (including date of most
      recent   negotiation   and  cognizant   agency);   and
      clarification  of  other items in  the  cost  proposal
      that are not self-evident.

m.Project  Measurement

  The  proposal should describe how the project's management
  will  define, measure and evaluate its own progress toward
  project success over the course of the project.  The  plan
  should  include a definition of project success  that  the
  Project  Lead and Co-Leads will use to guide  the  effort,
  and  also include provisions for measuring progress toward
  cost  savings and reportable innovations for  the  benefit
  of  the  relevant industry as a whole.  Project  financial
  reporting  must be developed to quantitatively  track  and
  report progress during the entire period of the project.

n.Cooperative     Agreement    Payment    Schedule/Milestone

  Proposers   shall   identify  and   schedule   significant
  accomplishments  towards achieving the objectives  of  the
  cooperative  agreement.  These  accomplishments  will   be
  referred  to  as  payment milestones.  NASA  will  provide
  incremental  payments of its contribution upon  completion
  of  these milestones.  Payment milestones shall be defined
  in  terms of accomplishment, date, and amount.  Generally,
  no  more  than twelve payment milestones will be  required
  per  year.   The first payment milestone must not  precede
  receipt   by   NASA  of  the  articles  of   collaboration
  including signed agreements among all parties.

o.Classified Information

  Proposals  should not contain national-security  sensitive
  or  classified  material.  However, if the  proposed  work
  requires  access to or may generate such information,  the
  submitter  will  be  required to  comply  with  applicable
  Government security regulations.

p.Current and Pending Support

  (1)Following  the  budget  section,  the  proposal   shall
      contain  a  summary  of current  and  pending  Federal
      support  of  all projects with substantial involvement
      of  the  program manager and each key sub-manager  for
      whom  support  is  requested.  The format  appears  in
      Appendix  C.   The information content shall  include:
      source  of  support,  project  title  with  grant   or
      contract  number,  award amount by  Government  fiscal
      year,  and total award amount, award period, level  of
      effort  in  person-months, and the location where  the
      work is to be performed.

  (2)For  other  current  projects being  conducted  by  the
      Principal  Investigator,  provide  title  of  project,
      sponsoring agency, and ending date.

q.Special Matters

  (1)Include   any   required  statements  of  environmental
      impact  of the work, conflict of interest, or on  such
      other  topics as may be required by the nature of  the
      effort  and  current  statutes, executive  orders,  or
      other current Government-wide guidelines.

  (2)Proposers  should  include a brief description  of  the
      organization,   its  facilities,  and  previous   work
      experience  in  the  field of the proposal.   Identify
      the  cognizant  Government  audit  agency,  inspection
      agency,  and administrative contracting officer,  when


Unless  otherwise specified in the CAN, every effort  should
be   made   t   o  keep  proposals  as  brief  as  possible,
concentrating  on  substantive  material  essential  for   a
complete  understanding  of the project.   Experience  shows
that proposals should not exceed 75 pages.

8.Joint Proposals

The  effort  contemplated  by this  CAN  may  involve  joint
efforts  among  individuals  in different  organizations  or
mutual  efforts  of  more  than  one  organization.    Where
multiple  organizations are involved, the proposal shall  be
submitted  by  only one of them.  In this event,  it  should
clearly  describe  the  role  to  be  played  by  the  other
organizations   and  indicate  the  legal   and   managerial
arrangements contemplated.


Proposals  may  be withdrawn by the proposer  at  any  time.
Offerors  are  requested to notify NASA if the  proposal  is
funded    by   another   organization   or   other   changed
circumstances which dictate termination of evaluation.

10.Evaluation Factors

Unless   otherwise  specified  in  the  CAN,  the  principal
elements  (of  approximately  equal  weight)  considered  in
evaluating  a  proposal are its relevance to the  intent  of
this CAN, intrinsic merit, and cost.

  a.Evaluation  of a proposal's relevance to the  intent  of
     this  CAN  includes the consideration of the  following
     factors, which are of equal importance:

     (1)Reduction  of the cost of launching small LEO  class
        payloads as compared to existing launch systems  for
        the same payload class.

     (2)Demonstration  of  space  launch  technologies   and
        operational concepts on a small, reusable booster.

  b.Evaluation of a proposal's intrinsic merit includes  the
     consideration of the following factors, none  of  which
     is more important than any other:

     (1)Overall  technical  merit,  programmatic  soundness,
        and  business  approach  of the  proposal  including
        unique  and  innovative  methods,  approaches,   and

     (2)The   offeror's  capabilities,  related  experience,
        facilities,  techniques, or unique contributions  of
        these  which are integral factors for achieving  the
        proposal objectives.

     (3)The qualifications, capabilities, and experience  of
        the  proposed program manager, and key personnel who
        are    critical   in   achieving   the    proposal's

     (4)Overall  standing among similar proposals  available
        for  evaluation and/or evaluation against the  known
        state of the art.

   c.     Evaluation  of  a  proposal's  cost  includes  the
     consideration of the realism and reasonableness of  the
     proposed cost, the relationship of the proposed cost to
     available funds, and the level of cost sharing  by  the
     proposer.   The  evaluation of  cost  sharing  includes
     consideration of the following, in order of importance:
     cash, IR&D, and in-kind contributions.

11.Cancellation of CAN

NASA  reserves  the right to make no awards under  this  CAN
and,  in  the  absence of program funding or for  any  other
reason,  to cancel this CAN by having a notice published  in
the  Commerce Business Daily.  NASA assumes no liability for
canceling the CAN or for anyone's failure to receive  actual
notice  of  cancellation.  Cancellation may be  followed  by
issuance  and synopsis of a revised CAN, since amendment  of
the CAN is normally not permitted.


The  schedule  for the preparation, review and selection  of
proposals for this CAN is as follows:

October 19 , 1994   Industry Briefing and release of draft
November 15, 1994   Release of final CAN
January 6, 1995     Proposals due
January 31, 1995    Selection announcement

NASA  will directly contact both successful and unsuccessful

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                         APPENDIX C

                     CAN PROPOSAL FORMAT

                   REUSABLE LAUNCH VEHICLE
               SMALL REUSABLE BOOSTER: X - 34

                         APPENDIX C

                     CAN PROPOSAL FORMAT

Please prepare your proposal in the following format:

                                        Page Length

Standard Cover Page (see page C-3)      1 Page

Proposal Summary Forms  (see pages C-4, C-5) 2 Pages

Budget Summary Form (see pages C-6, C-7)     1 Page per year
                                        1 Page Summary Roll

Additional Detailed Budget Information  As Required

Current and Pending Federal Support (see page C-8)     1

Certifications (see pages C-9, C-10, C-11)   3 Pages

Table of Contents                       1 Page

1.   Project Description

2.   Management Approach

3.   Key Personnel (Biographical Sketches)

4.   Facilities and Equipment

5.   Proposed Costs/Cost Sharing

6.   Project  Measurement

       Reminder: proposals shall not exceed 75  pages.

These blanks for NASA use only:
Log No.:
Date Received:
Cooperative Agreement No.:

                Reusable Launch Vehicle (RLV)
               Small Reusable Booster: X - 34

                     Proposal Cover Page


                       Proposal Title

            Program Manager's Signature and Date


           Typed Name and Title of Program Manager

      Program Manager's Telephone Number with Area Code

                    Name of Organization

   Authorizing Organization Official's Signature and Date


  Authorizing Organization Official's Typed Name and Title

  Authorizing Organization Official's Telephone Number with
                          Area Code

   Organization Address, including Postal Code and Country
                Reusable Launch Vehicle (RLV)
               Small Reusable Booster: X - 34

                   Proposal Summary Form 1

1.   Proposal Title:

2.   Program Manager's Name, Organization, and Address:

3.   References to related work:

4.   Abstract: (200 to 300 words-not to be replicated in the
body of the proposal)

                Reusable Launch Vehicle (RLV)
               Small Reusable Booster: X - 34

                   Proposal Summary Form 2

1.   Budget Summary by Federal Government Fiscal Year:

   NASA FY:     Tot Request:

 95: (10/94 -

 96: (10/95 -

 97: (10/96 -

 98: (10/97 -

 99: (10/98 -

2.   Funding requested from NASA:
  Funding provided by company-led project team:

                      BUDGET SUMMARY *

     From ______________________  To __________________

                                        FOR NASA USE ONLY

                            A             B           C

1.   Direct Labor
     (salaries, wages,   __________  __________  __________
     fringe benefits)

2.   Total Direct Labor  __________  __________  __________

3.   Other Direct

     a.  Subcontractors  __________  __________  __________

     b.  Consultants     __________  __________  __________

     c.  Equipment       __________  __________  __________

     d.  Supplies        __________  __________  __________

     e.  Travel          __________  __________  __________

     f.  Other           __________  __________  __________

4.   Indirect Costs,
     Including Percent   __________  __________  __________

5.   Other Applicable    __________  __________  __________

6.   Subtotal            __________  __________  __________

7.   Less Proposed Cost
     Sharing (if any)    __________  __________  __________

8.   Total Costs         __________  __________  __________


*  Note:  Fill out once for entire proposed effort and  fill
out  again  once for each year of effort on an annual  basis
(government fiscal years, e.g., October 1, 1995 to September
30, 1996).
                    General Instructions

1.  Provide a separate budget summary sheet for each year of
the proposed research.

2.  Grantee estimated costs should be entered in  Column  A.
Columns  B and C are for NASA use only.  Column C represents
the approved grant budget.

3. Provide in attachments to the budget summary the detailed
computations of estimates in each cost category, along  with
any narrative explanation required to fully explain proposed

4. General-purpose, non-technical equipment is not allowable
as a direct cost to NASA grants unless specifically approved
by the grant officer.

5.  In  connection  with indirect cost,  provide  the  name,
address,  and  telephone number of the  Federal  agency  and
official  having  cognizance  over  such  matters  for   the

                  Line-by-Line Instructions

1.  Direct  Labor  (salaries, wages  and  fringe  benefits):
Attachments  should  list number and  titles  of  personnel,
amount  of time to be devoted to the grant and hourly  rates
of pay.

2.  Total Direct Labor Hours: Show total number of estimated
labor hours required to accomplish the task.

3. Other Direct Costs:

   a.  Subcontractors - Attachments should describe the work
to be subcontracted, estimated amount, recipient (if known),
and the reason for subcontracting this effort.
  b. Consultants - Identify consultants to be used, why they
are necessary, time to be spent on the project, and rates of
pay  (not to exceed the equivalent of the daily rate for GS-
18  in Federal service: $429 per day as of January 12, 1992,
excluding expenses and indirect cost).
   c.  Equipment - List separately and explain the need  for
items of equipment exceeding $1,000.  Describe the basis for
the estimated cost.
   d.  Supplies  -  Provide  general  categories  of  needed
supplies, the method of acquisition, estimated cost, and the
basis for the estimate.
   e.  Travel  - List proposed trips individually,  describe
their  purpose  in  relation to the  grant,  provide  dates,
destination,  and  number  of  travelers  where  known,  and
explain how the cost for each was derived.
   f.  Other - Enter the total of any other direct costs not
covered   by  3a  through  3e.   Attach  an  itemized   list
explaining  the  need for each item and the  basis  for  the

4.  Indirect  Costs:  Identify  indirect  cost  rate(s)  and
base(s)   as  approved  by  the  cognizant  Federal  agency,
including  the  effective period of the rate.   If  unproved
rates  are  used, explain why and include the  computational
basis  for  the  indirect  expense  pool  and  corresponding
allocation base for each rate.

5.  Other  Applicable Costs: Enter the total  of  any  other
applicable  costs.  Attach an itemized list  explaining  the
need for each item and the basis for the estimate.

6.  Subtotal  -- Estimate Costs: Enter the sum of  items  1,
3.a, through 3.f, 4, and 5.

7.  Less  Proposed Cost Sharing (if any): Enter  the  amount
proposed if any.  If cost sharing is based on specific  cost
items, identify each item and amount in attachment.

8.  Total  Estimate Costs: Enter the total after subtracting
item 7 from item 6.

9. Approved Budget: NASA use only.

                   FROM ALL OTHER SOURCES

This  list should include all current research support  from
all other sources.  It must include the proposed project and
all  other research requiring a part or portion of the  time
of  the  Principal Investigator and other senior  personnel.
The number of person-months must be stated regardless of the
source  of the support.  Please provide this information  in
the following form:

I.   Name of Program Manager

     A.   Current Support
     B.   Pending Proposals (including renewal applications)

     List separately for (A) and (B):

          (1)  Source of Support
          (2)  Project Title and Short Abstract
          (3)  Award Amount
          (4)  Period Covered by Award
          (5)  Person-Months
          (6)  Location where activity is/will be performed

II.  Names of other key personnel

     List  (A)  and (B) as shown above for each  senior  Co-

III. Other agencies to which the proposal, or parts thereof,
has been submitted.

  Certification Regarding Drug-Free Workplace Requirements
               Grantees Other Than Individuals

    This   certification  is  required  by  the  regulations
implementing the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988,  34  (CFR)
Part  85,  Subpart  F.  The regulations,  published  in  the
January 31, 1989 Federal Register, require certification  by
grantees,  prior to award, that they will maintain  a  drug-
free  workplace.   The certification  set  out  below  is  a
material representation of fact upon which reliance will  be
placed when the agency determines to award the grant.  False
certification  or  violation of the certification  shall  be
grounds   for   suspension   of  payments,   suspension   or
termination  of  grants, or government  wide  suspension  or
debarment (see 34 CFR Part 85, Sections 85.615 and 85.620).

  This  grantee  certifies that it will provide a  drug-free
     workplace by:

  (a)     Publishing  a  statement notifying employees  that
     the  unlawful  manufacture,  dissemination  dispensing,
     possession   or  use  of  a  controlled  substance   is
     prohibited  in  the grantee's workplace and  specifying
     the  actions  that will be taken against employees  for
     violation of such prohibition;

  (b)     Establishing  a  drug-free  awareness  program  to
     inform employees about -

     (1)    The dangers of drug abuse in the workplace.
     (2)     The grantee's policy of maintaining a drug-free
     (3)     Any  available drug counseling, rehabilitation,
       and employee assistance programs.
     (4)      The   penalties  that  may  be  imposed   upon
       employees   for   drug  abuse   violations   in   the

  (c)     Making it a requirement that each employee  to  be
     engaged in the performance of the grant be given a copy
     of the statement required by paragraph (a).

  (d)     Notifying  the employee in the statement  required
     by  paragraph  (a)  that as a condition  of  employment
     under the grant, the employee will -

     (1)    Abide by the terms of the statement.
     (2)      Notify  the  employer  of  any  criminal  drug
       statute conviction for a violation occurring  in  the
       workplace   no  later  than  five  days  after   such

  (e)      Notifying  the  agency  within  ten  days   after
     receiving  notice  under subparagraph  (d)(2)  from  an
     employee or otherwise receiving actual notice  of  such

  (f)     Taking  one  of the following actions,  within  30
     days  of  receiving  notice under subparagraph  (d)(2),
     with respect to any employee who is so convicted -

     (1)     Taking  appropriate  personnel  action  against
       such  an  employee, up to and including  termination;
     (2)      Requiring   such   employee   to   participate
       satisfactorily   in  a  drug  abuse   assistance   or
       rehabilitation program approved for such purposes  by
       a  Federal,  State, or local health, law enforcement,
       or other appropriate agency.

  (g)     Making a good faith effort to continue to maintain
     a   drug-free   workplace  through  implementation   of
     paragraph (a), (b), (c), (e), and (f).

Organization Name          ()PR/Award Number or Project Name

Name and Title of Authorized Representative

Signature                                    Date

ED 80-0004
                   Certification Regarding
   Debarment, Suspension, and Other Responsibility Matters
                Primary Covered Transactions

    This   certification  is  required  by  the  regulations
implementing   Executive   Order   12549,   Debarment    and
Suspension,  34  CFR Part 85, Section 85.510,  Participant's
responsibilities.   The regulations were published  as  Part
VII  of  the  May  26, 1988 Federal Register  (pages  19160-
19211).   Copies  of  the  regulation  may  be  obtained  by
contacting  the  U.S.  Department of Education,  Grants  and
Contracts Service, 400 Maryland Avenue, S. W. (Room 3633 GSA
Regional  Office Building No. 3), Washington, DC 20202-4725,
telephone (202) 732-2505.

(1)     The prospective primary participant certifies to the
  best  of  its  knowledge  and  belief,  that  it  and  its

  (a)     Are  not  presently debarred, suspended,  proposed
     for  debarment,  declared  ineligible,  or  voluntarily
     excluded  from  covered  transactions  by  any  Federal
     department or agency.

  (b)     Have not within a three-year period preceding this
     proposal  been  convicted of or had  a  civil  judgment
     rendered  against them for commission  of  fraud  or  a
     criminal   offense   in  connection   with   obtaining,
     attempting to obtain, or performing a public  (Federal,
     State, or local) transaction or contract under a public
     transaction;  violation of Federal or  State  antitrust
     statues  or commission of embezzlement theft,  forgery,
     bribery,   falsification  or  destruction  of  records,
     making false statements, or receiving stolen property.

  (c)      Are  not  presently  indicted  for  or  otherwise
     criminally or civilly charged by a governmental  entity
     (Federal, State or local) with commission of any of the
     offenses  enumerated  in  paragraph  (1)(b)   of   this

  (d)     Have  not within three-year period preceding  this
     application/proposal   had   one   or    more    public
     transactions (Federal, State, or local) terminated  for
     cause or default.

(2)     Where the prospective primary participant is  unable
  to   certify   to   any   of  the   statements   in   this
  certification, such prospective participant  shall  attach
  an explanation to this proposal.

Organization Name           PR/Award Number or Project Name

Name and Title of Authorized Representative

Signature                                    Date

ED Form GCS-008 (REV.12/88)

 Certification for Contracts, Grants, Loans, and Cooperative

The  undersigned  certifies, to  the  best  of  his  or  her
knowledge and belief, that:

(1)  No Federal appropriated funds have been paid or will be
paid, by or on behalf of the undersigned, to any person  for
influencing  or  attempting  to  influence  an  officer   or
employee of any agency, a Member of Congress, an officer  or
employee of Congress, or an employee of a Member of Congress
in connection with the awarding of any Federal contract, the
making of any Federal grant, the making of any Federal loan,
the  entering  into  of any cooperative agreement,  and  the
extension, continuation, renewal, amendment, or modification
of   any  Federal  contract,  grant,  loan,  or  cooperative

(2)  If any funds other than Federal appropriated funds have
been  paid or will be paid to any person for influencing  or
attempting  to  influence  an officer  or  employee  of  any
agency,  a  Member of Congress, an officer  or  employee  of
Congress,  or  an  employee  of  a  Member  of  Congress  in
connection  with  this  Federal contract,  grant,  loan,  or
cooperative  agreement, the undersigned shall  complete  and
submit   Standard  Form-LLL,  "Disclosure  Form  to   Report
Lobbying," in accordance with its instructions.

(3)  The undersigned shall require that the language of this
certification be included in the award documents for all sub-
awards at all tiers (including subcontracts, sub-grants, and
contracts  under grants, loans, and cooperative  agreements)
and that all shall certify and disclose accordingly.

This certification is a material representation of fact upon
which reliance was placed when this transaction was made  or
entered  into.   Submission  of  this  certification  is   a
prerequisite  for  making or entering into this  transaction
imposed  by  Section 1352, Title 31, U.S. Code.  Any  person
who  fails  to  file  the  required certification  shall  be
subject to a civil penalty of not less than $10,000, and not
more than $100,000 for each such failure.


Signature and Date


Name and Title of Authorized Representative


Organization Name

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                         APPENDIX  H


ADP       Automated Data Processing
ASCII     American Standard Code Information Interchange
CAN       Cooperative Agreement Notice
CFR       (page 10)
Co-P      Co-Partner
FY        Fiscal Year
IR&D      Independent Research and Development
klb       Kilo-pound
LEO       Low Earth Orbit
LP        Lead Partner
MSFC      Marshall Space Flight Center
NASA      National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NRA       NASA Research Announcement
OMB       Office of Management and Business
OSAT      Office of Space Access and Transportation
PR        (page 10)
URL       (page 6)
VHM       Vehicle Health Monitoring
WWW       World Wide Web