Science in Space
To Benefit Life on Earth
Discover the unique advantages of conducting research in microgravity aboard the ISS US National Lab, and how it benefits you.
The European Space Agency (ESA) will hold its second "Space for Inspiration" conference this year October 29-31 in Bilbao, Spain. Space for…
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Check out photos, videos, and technical session information from the 2018 International Space Station Research and Development Conference in San Francisco.
Orbiting about 250 miles above the Earth, the International Space Station is a one of a kind laboratory allowing groundbreaking research that also benefits people on Earth.
Thanks to the establishment of the ISS National Lab, access to space research is open to a wide range of research disciplines. Powered by a unique partnership, CASIS and NASA work together to maximize the opportunities available for your research.
CASIS has facilitated five years of research on the ISS National Lab, delivering more than 300 scientific investigations across a wide array of disciplines to the International Space Station. CASIS annual launch increments are referred to as Advancing Research Knowledge or "ARK" Missions. Explore the variety of CASIS research that has flown by each ARK Mission.
The ISS and the U.S. National Lab is changing lives on Earth by driving technology as well as through groundbreaking research and scientific discovery. Watch the story of NeuroArm, a new method of brain surgery derived from the space station’s robotic arm technology.
Research in space is already advancing R&D on Earth, and will help define tomorrow’s world. Join us in this new frontier of discovery. Explore the resources available on the ISS research user portal, including an experiment database, publication library, and researcher spotlight videos.
CASIS works with investigators to develop project ideas and subsequent proposals. Proposals are evaluated for scientific, technical, and economic/commercial merit and anticipated impact. Learn more about how to submit an ISS National Laboratory research proposal.
Nerve agents, like sarin gas, can be deadly and kill hundreds of thousands of people every year. Learn about a unique collaboration with the ISS and Oak Ridge National Laboratory aimed at addressing this global threat.
The Heart Cells experiment studies how heart muscle tissue contracts, grows and changes (gene expression) in microgravity and how those changes vary between subjects. Understanding how heart muscle cells, or cardiomyocytes, change in space improves efforts for studying disease, screening drugs and conducting cell replacement therapy for future space missions.
How can access to space be used to impact your organization? The ISS National Lab supports sponsored programs tailored at solving an organization’s critical challenge.
The pace of innovation opportunities on the International Space Station is accelerating rapidly. From technology development, to education, to new commercial facilities in space, there are many avenues for collaboration now possible. Connect with CASIS to learn how you can be a part of the new era of science in space.
ISS Implementation Partners and Commercial Facility Providers are on the forefront of innovation. These select partners have space science experts on staff and years of space experience. Working together with CASIS and NASA, these partners can help get your research to space safely and efficiently. Explore a directory of space services that are available to you.
Space Station Explorers makes STEM learning exciting through unique programs and products related to the ISS. Explore this site to learn about the people, technology, and science experiments onboard the ISS, download free lesson plans and activities, and access all our educational programs!
Join our community of educators and enthusiasts to share your excitement about the International Space Station. Visit SpaceStationExplorers.org to learn how you can get involved and to become Space Station Ambassador today!
The space station provides a rich environment for learning in STEM disciplines. We've amassed a number of educational resources, activities, partner programs, and lesson plans to bring wonder of space into homes and classrooms. Explore the educational resources we have available to begin your journey!
Larger than a football field and orbiting 230 miles above Earth, the International Space Station is a spacecraft like no other. Take a guided toward of ISS, explore its many unique modules, and learn how the astronauts live and work in space.