Before I get into the story, let me be clear: the current plan in the Astrobiology Program is to proceed with the ROSES 2011 due date of March 2, 2012 and then have the next due date be in June of 2013…. Now onto the story.
I got a panicked message today from a colleague, wondering why the Exobiology program was suspended. After a few minutes of confusion, I figured out the issue: ROSES 2012 was just released… and in it, Exobiology is listed as “Not solicited this year.”
However, there will be an Exobiology solicitation in calendar year 2012… and