NASA Mission Directorate
Research Participation Program

ORISE Research Participation Program with NASA

The NASA Mission Directorate Research Participation Program provides opportunities for postdoctoral researchers, postgraduates, and university faculty to conduct research that supports NASA’s Mission Directorates, Program offices, and institutes. The program encourages scientific research in disciplines relevant to NASA; creates the next generation of American scientists; and addresses issues relevant to these strategic goals:

  • Expand the frontiers of knowledge, capability, and opportunity in space
  • Advance our understanding of Earth and develop technologies to improve the quality of life on our home planet
  • Serve the American public and accomplish NASA’s mission by effectively managing people, technical capabilities, and infrastructure
Rubab Khan

Research Profile – Rubab Khan

Rubab Khan has experienced a very exciting career journey from his home in Bangladesh to his appointment as a postdoctoral researcher at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. More than 13,000 people contribute to NASA’s mission at GSFC, making it the largest NASA research center in the United States. One exciting element of Khan’s appointment with NASA is the opportunity to collaborate with other researchers to advance our body of knowledge in space science. To achieve that goal, Khan uses data from the Hubble and Spitzer space telescope to further the understanding of distant celestial bodies. Learn more about Rubab’s experience with NASA.