Current Version: Task Book 9.0
Date Released: 08/24/2020
Task Book name changed to "Task Book: Biological & Physical Sciences Division and Human Research Program". See NEWS dated August 24, 2020 for further information.
Current Version: Task Book 8.0
Date Released: 11/26/2019
Images representing investigators' research projects have been added to FY2020 Space Biology, Physical Sciences, and Human Research Program projects, as submitted to Task Book. A slide show of submitted images plays on the Home page.
Individual project results now display in abbreviated format highlighting priority information, with easily expandable sections. This includes an "Expand All" button to display reports as in previous Task Book versions.
Current Version: Task Book 7.0
Date Released: 6/23/2015
Space Biology Elements, Cross-Element Disciplines, and Special Categories have been assigned to all Space Biology projects from FY2004 forward; these categorizations are now searchable on the Basic Search page. Physical Sciences research areas from FY2013 forward are now searchable on the Basic Search Page.
Prior categorization (prior to FY2014) for Space Biology projects is searchable on the Advanced Search Page. Physical Sciences research areas prior to FY2013 remain searchable on the Advanced Search Page.
Project Type (FLIGHT, GROUND, etc.) is now searchable on the Basic Search Page and uses the “AND” operator, e.g., if searching for Ground and Flight tasks.
Current Version: Task Book 6.5
Date Released: 10/22/2014
Bibliography Search Module revision to expand search capabilities in the NASA program-specific areas. Search fields enabled include Technology Tasks, Project Type (e.g., Ground, Flight), Responsible Center (e.g., NASA ARC, NASA JSC, NSBRI).
Current Version: Task Book 6.4
Date Released: 9/17/2014
Searching for tasks identified as having a technology component is now available as a checkbox on the Basic and Advanced Search pages.
Currently applicable to certain Human Research Program tasks.
Current Version: Task Book 6.3
Date Released: 6/5/2014
Bibliography Search Module revision to use Publication Year instead of Fiscal Year, to enable searching by any date range.
Current Version: Task Book 6.2
Date Released: 7/22/2013
NASA Program name change to Space Biology, from Fundamental Space Biology.
Version: Task Book 6.1
Date Released: 6/12/2013
Maps / Metrics -- Live Summary graph chart from FY 2004 to present of Task Book Tasks/Principal Investigators shows counts of Tasks and Principal Investigators by NASA Program via pull-down menu for Human Research, Space Biology, Physical Sciences, or ALL programs. Chart can be saved as PDF.
Version: Task Book 6.0
Date Released: 5/3/2013
Bibliography Module Released. See NEWS dated May 3, 2013 for further information.
Version: Task Book 5.2
Date Released: 4/12/2013
Searching for Directed Research tasks is now available as a checkbox on the Basic and Advanced Search pages.
Version: Task Book 5.1
Date Released: 6/29/2012
Task Book supports download of Task Book reports in PDF.
Version: Task Book 5.0
Date Released: 10/11/2011
Task Book name change to “Space Life & Physical Sciences Research & Applications Division Task Book.” See NEWS dated October 11, 2011 for further information.
Version: Task Book 4.4
Date Released: 4/28/2011
Responsible NASA Application Manager is Roger L. Sachse.
Version: Task Book 4.3.1
Date Released: 2/7/2011
Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption to protect data during transmission between web servers and web browsers is in effect, with automatic redirect from http://taskbook.nasaprs.com to https://taskbook.nasaprs.com.
Version: Task Book 4.3
Date Released: 12/27/2010
Responsible NASA Application Manager is now Lourdes Miranda.
Version: Task Book 4.2.1
Date Released: 12/20/2010
Task Book search results are now sortable by Division.
Version: Task Book 4.2
Date Released: 11/4/2010
Maps / Metrics -- Live Tasks/ Principal Investigators report by state is available. It supports PDF and Flash formats.
Live Chart by fiscal year was implemented to show counts of Tasks and Principal Investigators.
Version: Task Book 4.1
Date Released: 09/21/2010
Search Results -- paging and sorting was implemented at the search results page, with option of displaying All or a range from 5-50 items per page.
Version: Task Book 4.0
Date Released: 08/25/2010
Individual tasks are now listed only once for each search result. Search results now provide access to all submitted and approved Task Book reports by fiscal year on a single page; when a user clicks on a task title hyperlink to retrieve information on the particular task, reports for all years are displayed by fiscal year tabs at the top of the screen.
Complete information is available at Task Book News.