The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), the non-profit organization managing the International Space Station U.S. National Laboratory, today announced a deal with NanoRacks, LLC, to reserve space on the first commercial platform available for researchers outside the ISS in the extreme environments of space. In June, CASIS will issue a formal solicitation to the research community and private enterprise for their proposals to use this one-of-a-kind platform for anything from earth observation to materials, and biological sciences.
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Florida Center Picked to Fulfill Contract is Not Performing the Type of Work Needed to Manage Laboratory; Brown Leads Members of the Ohio Delegation in Encouraging NASA to Reopen the Competition for Contract - Space Laboratory Associates--a Partnership Between the Universities Space Research Association and Battelle Memorial Institute--is Ready to Begin Space Launch System Work Immediately.
Increased scrutiny has been focused on The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), the non-profit organization chosen by NASA to manage its research assets aboard the International Space Station. A Congressional mandate directed NASA to create the ISS National Laboratory and seek an outside entity to manage the use of that resource for science, technology, and commercial research.
Government is almost exclusively the buyer of civil space infrastructure, with the notable exception of telecommunications satellites, which are very good example of a successfully sustained space economy in geostationary Earth orbit.
NASA's Glenn Research Center will host an International Space Station Research Forum June 17 from 8:30 a.m. to noon in the Glenn Visitor Center at the Great Lakes Science Center in Cleveland. This event is part of NASA's "Destination: Station," which will showcase the space station as a National Laboratory and offer NASA support to interested researchers.