Definitions

NASA is famous for its acronyms, and scientists in general often use abbreviations. If you see an acronym in a post and wonder what it means, have a look in the list below for its definition.

ASGSR

  • ACA – Autoinhibited Calcium ATPase
  • ASGSR – American Society for Space and Gravitational Research
  • ASPB – American Society of Plant Biologists
  • ATP – Adenosine-5’-TriPhosphate
  • BRIC – Biological Research In Canisters
  • CAX – Calcium proton antiporter
  • COSPAR – Committee On SPAce Research
  • DNA – DeoxyriboNucleic Acid
  • ESA – European Space Agency
  • HOBO – Battery operated data logger
  • ISS – International Space Station
  • ISSES – International Space Station Environmental Simulator, at KSC
  • KSC – Kennedy Space Center
  • NASA – National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • NRA – NASA Research Annoucement
  • OES – Orbital Environmental Stimulator
  • PCR – Polymerase Chain Reaction
  • PDFU – Petri Dish Fixation Unit
  • NIC – Newcomb Imaging Center at UW-Madison
  • PVT – Payload Verification Test
  • RFP – Request For Proposals
  • RNA – RiboNucleic Acid
  • ROS – Reactive Oxygen Species
  • SLS – Space Life Science
  • STS – Space Transportation System
  • SSPF – Space Station Processing Facility
  • SVT – Science Verification Test
  • TOAST – Test Of Arabidopsis Space Transcriptome
  • UW – University of Wisconsin
  • VEGGIE – Deployable vegetable growing system

    UW – Madison

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