Press Releases

Nov 19, 2014

CASIS Announces Grant Awards for Materials Science Investigations

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL. (November 19, 2014) – The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) has announced grant awards for three projects focused on materials science from the International Space Station (ISS), totaling approximately $800,000 in funding. These awards stem from the CASIS Request for Proposals (RFP) “Materials Science in Space.” CASIS is the nonprofit organization managing research onboard the ISS U.S. National Laboratory.

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Nov 13, 2014

Governor Patrick, Massachusetts Life Sciences Center, and CASIS Announce Grant Competition to ...

(November 13, 2014, Boston, MA) Governor Deval Patrick, the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC), and the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) today announced the “Galactic Grant Competition,” a new collaboration that will provide Massachusetts-based companies a unique opportunity to access the International Space Station (ISS) to conduct life sciences research. The grant competition, funded by MLSC, will be open for applications from December 1, 2014 through April 3, 2015 and will encourage companies to take advantage of the distinct attributes of the ISS research platform for life sciences initiatives. The microgravity environment on the ISS has profound and unique effects on biological phenomena and can enable discoveries with terrestrial applications, including drug discovery, development, delivery, and diagnostics.

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Nov 12, 2014

CASIS Extends Deadline for Solicitation Focused on Earth Observation to Benefit Energy Technology

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL. (November 12, 2014) – The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), the manager of the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory, announced today that December 15, 2014 is the new Step-1 Proposal submission deadline for its “Earth Observation to Benefit Energy Technology” Request for Proposals (RFP).

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Nov 6, 2014

CASIS and The Boeing Company Partner to Award Entrepreneurial Research Through MassChallenge

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL. (November 6, 2014) – The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) and The Boeing Company (Boeing) awarded three entrepreneurial researchers financial support through the MassChallenge Startup Accelerator. In April, both entities announced their intention to collaborate on the “Technology in Space” sidecar prize through MassChallenge. CASIS is the nonprofit organization responsible for managing and promoting research onboard the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory. Boeing is the ISS sustaining engineering contractor responsible for the successful integration of vehicle and payload hardware and software for the orbiting laboratory. 

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Oct 31, 2014

Statement from Greg Johnson, CASIS President and Executive Director

This week’s unfortunate events regarding Orbital Sciences’ Antares rocket provide the world with a stark reminder that while spaceflight invokes excitement, intrigue and the capacity to answer questions not possible on Earth, it is absolutely not routine. For students, this week offers unique lessons about the challenges and rewards of scientific pursuit.

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Oct 23, 2014

CASIS Announces a Series of Life Science Investigations

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL. (October 23, 2014) – The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) today announced a series of unsolicited investigations focused on life science studies. CASIS is the organization responsible for managing the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory. 

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