Press Releases

Jul 22, 2016

Marvel Custom Solutions Creates Mission Patch Featuring GUARDIANS of the GALAXY’s Rocket and ...

The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) today announced the unveiling of its latest mission patch, designed by Marvel and its Marvel Custom Solutions Group. The mission patch developed by Marvel represents all payloads intended for the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory in calendar year 2016.Read more

Jul 20, 2016

U.S. National Laboratory Research Payloads From SpaceX CRS-9 Arrive at the International Space ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL. (July 20, 2016) – The SpaceX Dragon capsule berthed with the International Space Station (ISS) this morning loaded with payloads sponsored by the ISS U.S. National Laboratory. Over 20 separate ISS National Lab payloads encompassing over 40 investigations in a variety of scientific disciplines will be conducted on the orbiting laboratory in the coming months.Read more

Jul 13, 2016

CASIS Announces Series of New Research Awards in Areas of Earth Observation, Education, Physical ...

The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) today announced it has awarded 12 research agreements within the fields of Earth observation, education, physical and life sciences that will provide researchers access to the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory and its microgravity environment. Multiple payloads will originate as ground-based inquiry with the potential to evolve into a follow-on flight project. As the manager of the ISS National Laboratory, CASIS collaborates with NASA to make the orbiting facility available to researchers whose work would benefit from a microgravity setting and contribute to the improvement of life on Earth.Read more

Jul 12, 2016

CASIS and NCATS Collaborate to Promote Human Physiology Research on the International Space Station

The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) and the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), have established a Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) to fund research into human physiology and disease on the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory. Data from this research — which will feature “Tissue Chips” (or “organs-on-chips”) — will help scientists develop and advance novel technologies to improve human health.Read more

Jun 27, 2016

XPRIZE Founder and Executive Chairman Peter Diamandis Named as Keynote Speaker at the ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL. (June 27, 2016) — The International Space Station Research and Development (ISS R&D) Conference today announced that Dr. Peter H. Diamandis, Executive Chairman of the XPRIZE Foundation, will provide a keynote address at its 5th annual meeting to be held at the San Diego Town and Country Resort & Convention Center from July 12-14, 2016. The ISS R&D Conference was created to connect commercial and academic communities involved in new innovations, breakthroughs, and discoveries onboard humankind’s unique orbiting laboratory. This event is held in coordination with the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), the American Astronautical Society (AAS), and NASA.Read more

Jun 14, 2016

ISS National Lab Flight Opportunity to be Awarded Based On the Vascular Tissue Challenge

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL. (June 14, 2016) – Based on the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announced partnership with the New Organ Alliance and Methuselah Foundation of the “Vascular Tissue Challenge,” a NASA Centennial Challenges Program prize competition to advance tissue engineering technologies for space exploration, the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) will offer a flight opportunity providing one investigative team access to conduct research in microgravity conditions to advance human disease research on Earth. This flight opportunity is also in partnership with the New Organ Alliance and Methuselah Foundation.Read more
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