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Biologic and Resource Analog Investigations in Low Light Environments (BRAILLE)

Last year, BRAILLE was approved $3.9 million dollars in funding by the NASA Planetary Science and Technology through Analog Research (PSTAR) program.

The BRAILLE team will conduct two major high-visibility field campaigns in the summer of 2018 and 2019 at Lava Beds National Monument (LABE) in Northern California.

CaveR, a NASA Ames rover, will be deployed during both campaigns!

During these two field deployments, BRAILLE will integrate science, science operations, and technology to conduct astrobiology-related research in lava tubes (also known as lava caves). 

Follow NASA BRAILLE’s journey to detect life in extreme environments!