Press Releases

Jun 20, 2017

CASIS and NCATS Announce Five Projects Selected from International Space Station Funding ...

May 26, 2017

Over 40 U.S. National Laboratory Sponsored Experiments on SpaceX CRS-11 Destined for the ...

Mar 28, 2017

SpaceX Founder Elon Musk Named as Keynote Speaker at the 2017 International Space Station ...

Mar 21, 2017

U.S. National Laboratory Research Payloads Prepped and Ready for Orbital ATK CRS-7 Launch to the ...

Feb 16, 2017

NASA Astronaut Kate Rubins Named as Keynote Speaker at the 2017 International Space Station ...

NASA astronaut Dr. Kate Rubins has been confirmed as a keynote speaker at its 6th annual ISS R&D Conference in Washington, D.C. from July 17-20, 2017.Read more

Feb 15, 2017

U.S. National Laboratory Research Payloads Set for Launch on SpaceX CRS-10

The SpaceX Falcon 9 vehicle is slated to launch its 10th cargo resupply mission (CRS-10) to the International Space Station (ISS) no earlier than February 18, 2017 from Kennedy Space Center Launch Pad 39A, with more than 35 separate ISS U.S. National Laboratory sponsored investigations.Read more

Dec 9, 2016

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Nov 30, 2016

CASIS and the National Science Foundation Announce Funding Opportunity to Study Fundamental ...

Nov 17, 2016

CASIS Announces Multiple Scientific Awards for International Space Station Research

Nov 7, 2016

CASIS and Boeing Partner to Fund Three Companies for Space Station Research

Oct 24, 2016

U.S. National Laboratory Research Payloads From Orbital ATK CRS-5 Arrive at the International ...

The most recent series of payloads berthed with the International Space Station (ISS) Sunday morning onboard the Orbital ATK Cygnus capsule. Many of the investigations launched from Wallops Island, VA onboard the Antares rocket are sponsored by the ISS U.S. National Laboratory. Read more

Oct 5, 2016

CASIS and NCATS Announce International Space Station Funding Opportunity Focused on Human ...

The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and CASIS today announced a funding opportunity focused on human physiology and disease onboard the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory.Read more

Oct 4, 2016

CASIS Names Dr. Randy Giles as Chief Scientist

The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) announced today that Dr. Randy Giles, a world-renowned scientist, thought leader in optical technologies, and elected member of the US National Academy of Engineering, has joined CASIS as chief scientist. Read more

Sep 29, 2016

CASIS and the National Science Foundation Partner to Fund $1.5 Million in Fluid Dynamics ...

CASIS and the National Science Foundation (NSF) today announced five projects have been awarded from a joint fluid dynamics solicitation for focused research onboard the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory for Earth benefits.Read more

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

Jun 13, 2016

CASIS Announces $1 Million In Grant Awards For Organs-On-Chips Challenge

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL. (June 13, 2016) –The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) announced it has awarded $1 million in grant awards to two research entities stemming from its 3D Microphysiological Systems for Organs-On-Chips Grand Challenge. CASIS is the organization tasked with managing and promoting research onboard the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory. This announcement builds on today’s White House Organ Summit, for which it intends to inform the public on the increasing access to organ transplants and reducing the organ waiting list.Read more

May 3, 2016

Dr. Eric Topol Announced as a Featured Speaker at the International Space Station Research and ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL. (May 3, 2016) – The International Space Station Research and Development Conference (ISS R&D) today announced that Dr. Eric Topol, director of the Scripps Translational Science Institute, has been confirmed as a keynote speaker at its 5th annual meeting 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

Apr 11, 2016

Research Payloads From SpaceX-8 Arrive at the International Space Station U.S. National Laboratory

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL. (April 11, 2016) – Payloads onboard the SpaceX Dragon capsule berthed with the International Space Station (ISS) Sunday morning. Many of the investigations transported by SpaceX’s Dragon capsule are payloads sponsored by the ISS U.S. National Laboratory. The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) is tasked with managing and promoting research onboard the ISS National Lab, and all manifested payloads must contain the potential for Earth benefits.Read more

Mar 26, 2016

Research Payloads Arrive at the International Space Station U.S. National Laboratory

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL. (March 26, 2016) – The most recent series of payloads have berthed with the International Space Station (ISS) today onboard the Orbital ATK Cygnus capsule. Many of the investigations transported by United Launch Alliance’s Atlas V rocket and Cygnus capsule are payloads sponsored by the ISS U.S. National Laboratory. The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space is tasked with managing and promoting research onboard the ISS National Laboratory, and all manifested payloads must contain the potential for Earth benefits.


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Feb 19, 2016

CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta to Keynote 5th Annual International Space ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL. (February 18, 2016) – The International Space Station Research and Development Conference (ISS R&D) today announced that Dr. Sanjay Gupta, chief medical correspondent for CNN, has been confirmed as a keynote speaker at its 5th annual meeting at the San Diego Town and Country Resort & Convention Center from July 12-14, 2016. 

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Dec 14, 2015

CASIS and the National Science Foundation Announce Joint Solicitation in Fluid Dynamics

Kennedy Space Center, FL. (December 14, 2015) – The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) today announced a joint solicitation wherein researchers from the fluid dynamics community will have the ability to leverage resources onboard the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory. Up to $1.8 million will be awarded for multiple research investigations to support flight projects to the ISS National Laboratory. 

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Dec 9, 2015

CASIS-Sponsored Research Payloads Arrive at the International Space Station

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL. (December 9, 2015) – A variety of payloads sponsored by the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) successfully berthed to the International Space Station (ISS) today onboard the Orbital ATK Cygnus capsule. CASIS is tasked with managing and promoting research onboard the ISS U.S. National Laboratory. 

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Nov 12, 2015

CASIS Awards Research Agreements in the Fields of Physical and Life Sciences

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL. (Nov. 12, 2015) – The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) today announced it has awarded three research agreements within the fields of physical and life sciences that will provide researchers access to the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory and its microgravity environment. As the manager of the ISS National Laboratory, CASIS seeks 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.  

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Oct 29, 2015

CASIS and The Boeing Company Partner and Award $500,000 in Grants Through MassChallenge

Boston, MA. (October 29, 2015) – The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) and The Boeing Company (Boeing) awarded two research companies financial support through the MassChallenge Startup Accelerator. This marks the second consecutive year CASIS and Boeing collaborated on the “Technology in Space” prize through MassChallenge. Read more

Oct 26, 2015

CASIS Awards Research Agreements to Five Technology Development and Remote Sensing Companies

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. (Oct. 26, 2015) - The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), the manager of the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory, today announced it has granted research agreements to five businesses in the technology development and remote-sensing industries. The agreements will allow these businesses to access the unique research environment of the ISS National Laboratory to further their individual investigations and offer new cutting-edge solutions and products capable of benefitting life on Earth. 

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Sep 15, 2015

CASIS Announces Funding Opportunity in 3D Microphysiological Systems for Organs-On-Chips

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL (September 15, 2015) - Based on a robust response to the recently closed Request for Information, 3D Microphysiological Systems for Organs-On-Chips, the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) is issuing a “Grand Challenge” seeking flight projects for the International Space Station U.S. National Laboratory. 

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Aug 24, 2015

Latest Series of National Lab Investigations Berthed to the International Space Station

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL (August 24, 2015) - The most recent series of payloads sponsored by the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) successfully berthed to the International Space Station (ISS) onboard the Japanese H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV-5). CASIS is tasked with managing and promoting research onboard the ISS U.S. National Laboratory.  

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Jul 7, 2015

Governor Baker, Massachusetts Life Sciences Center and CASIS Announce Winners of Galactic Grant ...

Boston, MA – Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) and the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) today announced grant awards for two Massachusetts-based life science companies, totaling $500,000 in grant funding as part of the Galactic Grant Competition.  The winners were announced at the 2015 ISS R&D Conference, taking place this year in Boston. The Competition, announced last November, allowed Massachusetts life sciences companies to compete for up to $500,000 in grant funding to support experiments on the International Space Station’s (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory. The winning companies are Nanobiosym, Inc. and Zaiput Flow Technologies, both located in Cambridge. The grant funding will allow Zaiput and Nanobiosym to leverage up to $7.4 million per project of support from CASIS to fly their projects up to station, conduct their projects on station, and bring the experiments back to earth.

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Jul 2, 2015

Massachusetts Governor Baker and Astronauts Coleman, Nyberg and Williams All Slated to Present ...

Boston, MA. (July 2, 2015) – The International Space Station Research and Development Conference (ISS R&D) today announced that The Honorable Charlie Baker, Governor of Massachusetts, along with NASA astronauts Cady Coleman, Karen Nyberg and Sunita Williams have all been confirmed as speakers for its 4th annual meeting at the Boston Marriott Copley Square in Boston, MA, July 7-9, 2015.  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. 

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Jun 28, 2015

CASIS President & Executive Director Statement On the Loss of SpaceX CRS-7

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL. (June 28, 2015) – Below is a statement from CASIS President & Executive Director Gregory H. Johnson on the loss of the SpaceX CRS-7 vehicle.

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Jun 15, 2015

CASIS Issues Request for Information On 3D Microphysiological Systems for Organs-On-Chips Research

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL. (June 15, 2015) – The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) has issued a Request for Information (RFI) that seeks to gather insight from subject matter experts and entities with experience in three-dimensional (3D) microphysiological systems for organs-on-chips research models. CASIS is tasked with managing and promoting research onboard the ISS U.S. National Laboratory, and this RFI is intended to precede a sponsored research program using these microphysiological systems. 

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Apr 30, 2015

Massachusetts Life Sciences Center and CASIS Launch Space Station STEM Challenge

Boston, MA – The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC), and the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) announced today the launch of a new grant competition to allow middle schools to compete for resources to send a life sciences research experiment to the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory.  The competition is modeled on the CASIS National Design Challenge, a research competition that facilitates authentic student research and experiment design with selected experiments being sent to the ISS.  The new competition will run parallel to the previously announced Galactic Grant Competition, which allows life sciences companies in Massachusetts to compete for up to $500,000 to fly commercial experiments to the ISS.  The winners of both competitions will be announced at the annual ISS Research and Development Conference in Boston on July 7, 2015 at the Boston Marriott Copley Place. 

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Apr 17, 2015

CASIS-Sponsored Investigations Berthed to the International Space Station

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL. (April 17, 2015) – The fifth series of payloads sponsored by the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) successfully berthed to the International Space Station (ISS) onboard Space Exploration Technologies Corporation’s (SpaceX) Dragon capsule. CASIS is tasked with managing and promoting research onboard the ISS U.S. National Laboratory. 

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Mar 26, 2015

New Partnership Enables Chicagoland Boy Scouts and Explorers to Send Research Projects to ...

(Chicago, IL) March 26, 2015- Chicagoland Boy Scouts and Explorers will soon design and build research projects for a chance to have their experiment flown to the International Space Station.

This incredible opportunity is the result of a newly formed partnership between the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), which manages the U.S. National Laboratory on the International Space Station (ISS); and local Boy Scouts of America (BSA) and Exploring programs. 

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Mar 3, 2015

SpaceCom Announces Partnership with the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS)

ALEXANDRIA, VA (March 3, 2015) SpaceCom, the Space Commerce Conference and Exposition, today announced a new partnership with the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) for the November 17-19 event at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas. In support of NASA’s goal to create a sustainable, commercial space market, SpaceCom will unite global business executives with international space leaders to explore ways for the medical, manufacturing, energy, communications, and transportation sectors to utilize space technologies and achieve competitive advantage. SpaceCom will also examine ways to optimize the use of the International Space Station (ISS) and other Low Earth Orbit (LEO) applications, as well as suborbital commercial activities.

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Jan 28, 2015

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk to Keynote 4th Annual International Space Station Research and Development ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL. (January 28, 2015) –The International Space Station Research and Development Conference (ISS R&D) today announced that Elon Musk, Chief Executive Officer and Lead Designer for Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX), has been confirmed as a keynote speaker at its 4th annual meeting at the Boston Marriott Copley Square in Boston, MA, July 7-9, 2015.  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

Jan 20, 2015

CASIS and the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) announced the kickoff of the Galactic ...

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 The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) and the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) announced the kickoff of the Galactic Grant Competition, which enables Massachusetts-based life sciences companies to compete for funding to support experiments on the International Space Station’s (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory. The competition was announced at a November press conference by Governor Deval Patrick, CASIS and the MLSC.  Up to $500,000 will be awarded to one or more Massachusetts life sciences companies to support flight projects to the ISS. The application period opened today, and applications are due by April 30, 2015.

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Jan 10, 2015

CASIS-Sponsored Investigations Launched to the International Space Station

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL. (January 10, 2015) – The most recent series of payloads sponsored by the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) were successfully launched to the International Space Station (ISS) onboard Space Exploration Technologies Corporation’s (SpaceX) Dragon capsule. CASIS is tasked with managing and promoting research onboard the ISS U.S. National Laboratory.  

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Dec 8, 2014

CASIS and Seth Green Partner to Unveil International Space Station–Inspired Mission Patch

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL. (December 8, 2014)  The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) today announced the unveiling of its latest mission patch, designed by actor, creator, and producer Seth Green. The mission patch developed by Green will represent the entire cadre of CASIS investigations destined for the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory in calendar year 2015, otherwise known as Advancing Research Knowledge 3 (ARK3). CASIS is the organization responsible for overseeing research to benefit life on Earth using the ISS U.S. National Laboratory.

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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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Oct 16, 2014

CASIS Announces Unsolicited Project Agreements In the Fields of Physical Sciences, Earth ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL. (October 16, 2014) – The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) today announced a series of unsolicited investigations focused on physical sciences and Earth observation studies. CASIS is the organization responsible for managing the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory. 

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Oct 15, 2014

CASIS Announces Grant Awards for Enabling Technologies

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL. (October 15, 2014) – The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) has announced grant awards for three projects focused on enabling technologies from the International Space Station (ISS). These awards stem from the CASIS Request for Proposals (RFP) “Enabling Technology to Support Science in Space for Life on Earth.” CASIS is the nonprofit organization managing research onboard the ISS U.S. National Laboratory.

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Oct 14, 2014

CASIS Issues Solicitation for Proposals Focused On Earth Observation to Benefit Energy ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL. (October 14, 2014) – The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) today issued a solicitation for flight proposals seeking access to remote sensing capabilities on the International Space Station (ISS) for Earth-based energy applications. CASIS is the nonprofit organization responsible for managing research onboard the ISS U.S. National Laboratory. 

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Oct 7, 2014

CASIS Releases Request for Information to Enable Disease Model Research on the International ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL. (October 7, 2014) – The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) today released a Request for Information (RFI) that seeks to identify animal models and cell-based models for use on the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory to improve understanding of human disease and drug screening. Based on responses to this RFI, CASIS plans to issue a future Request for Proposals (RFP) that will provide support for flight research on the ISS National Lab seeking to use animal or cell-based models in microgravity for human disease research that benefits life on Earth.

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Sep 30, 2014

CASIS Awards JAMSS America Research Grant to Use the International Space Station to Improve ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL. (September 30, 2014) –The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) today announced an agreement with JAMSS America, Inc. (JAI)—in collaboration with the University of Hawaii, the Greater Houston Port Bureau, Mare Liberum Consulting L.P., and Shine Micro, Inc.—on a project intended to improve maritime vessel tracking from onboard the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory. 

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Sep 25, 2014

National Geographic and CASIS Partner to Develop a Multi-Sensor, Next-Generation Imaging Suite ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL. (Sept. 25, 2014) – The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) today announced a partnership with the National Geographic Society to utilize data produced on board the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory capable of developing images to inspire and educate from humankind’s greatest learning platform. This follows a prior announcement between CASIS and the United Nations Operational Satellite Applications Program (UNOSAT) last month focused on the advancement of a next-generation hyperspectral imager on the ISS. 

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Sep 23, 2014

CASIS-Sponsored Research Payloads Berthed to the International Space Station

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL. (September 23, 2014) - The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) is proud to announce its research payloads berthed with the International Space Station (ISS) on Tuesday, September 23. Space Exploration Technologies Corporation’s (SpaceX) Dragon capsule successfully berthed with the ISS, marking the completion of its launch to resupply the ISS with cargo and research. CASIS is tasked with managing and promoting research onboard the ISS U.S. National Laboratory.  

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Sep 15, 2014

CASIS and COBRA PUMA GOLF Team Up For Commercial Research Investigation On the International ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL. (September 15, 2014) – The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) and COBRA PUMA GOLF (CPG) have partnered on a materials science research investigation that is expected to launch to the International Space Station (ISS) on SpaceX-4. The launch is slated to take place no earlier than September 19, 2014. CASIS is responsible for the management of the U.S. National Laboratory on the ISS.

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Jul 24, 2014

International Space Station and National Geographic Learning Team Up for Science Education

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL. (July 24, 2014) – The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) and National Geographic Learning (NGL) today announced a partnership in the development of a science education initiative designed to engage young learners in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education. CASIS is the sole manager of the U.S. National Laboratory on the International Space Station (ISS). 

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Jul 17, 2014

CASIS and Texas Emerging Technology Fund Collaborate to Support Entrepreneurial Research on the ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL. (July 17, 2014) – The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), the Texas Emerging Technology Fund (TETF), and the Governor’s Office of Aerospace and Aviation today announced a collaboration in support of entrepreneurial ventures in Texas seeking to use the International Space Station (ISS) for development of innovative commercial projects capable of improving life on Earth.

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Jul 16, 2014

Red Sox Foundation to Partner with CASIS and International Space Station

Boston, MA - July 16, 2014 – The Boston Red Sox Foundation today announced a truly out of this world collaborative partnership with the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), the manager of the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory. As part of an initial Partnership with the Red Sox Foundation CASIS will add its support of the ongoing World Series Ring Raffle by adding a once-in-a-lifetime, VIP trip to NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX. The winner and three guests will receive a private tour of ISS Mission Control and the Astronaut Training Facility, as well as four passes to Space Center Houston and an authentic CASIS Mission Patch that has orbited the Earth. Airfare and hotel accommodations are also included. 

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Jul 8, 2014

CASIS and United Nations Join Forces for Research and Development of a Hyperspectral Imaging ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL/GENEVA, SWITZERLAND. (July 1, 2014) – The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) today announced a collaboration on technology applications that will aim to develop and deploy a next-generation high-resolution, multi-band hyperspectral imaging system onboard the International Space Station (ISS). The system will be used to support a variety of applications, including water and forest management, humanitarian relief, recovery after disaster, disaster risk reduction, disaster prevention, as well as in-country planning and development. Portions of the data stream will be made available to academic institutions, United Nations (U.N.), other government agencies, and not-for-profit organizations to develop new hyperspectral applications. 

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Jun 17, 2014

CASIS Announces Grant Awards for Remote Sensing

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL. (June 17, 2014) - The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) has announced grant awards for five projects focused on remote sensing and Earth observation. These awards stem from the CASIS Request for Proposals (RFP) “Remote Sensing From the International Space Station.” CASIS is the nonprofit organization managing research onboard the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory.Read more

Jun 16, 2014

CASIS Board of Directors Selects Lt. General James A. Abrahamson as Chairman

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL. (June 16, 2014) – The Board of Directors for the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) today announced it has designated Lt. General James A. Abrahamson as the group’s Chairman. CASIS is the nonprofit organization tasked with promoting and managing research onboard the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory.

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Apr 28, 2014

CASIS Issues Solicitation for Proposals Focused on Materials Science Onboard the International ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL. (April 28, 2014) – The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) today issued a solicitation for proposals for materials science onboard the International Space Station (ISS). CASIS is the nonprofit organization responsible for managing research onboard the ISS U.S. National Laboratory.

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Apr 23, 2014

CASIS and Boeing Collaborate to Support Entrepreneurial Research From the MassChallenge Startup ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL. (April 23, 2014) – The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) and The Boeing Company (Boeing) today announced a collaboration that will provide support to entrepreneurial researchers through the MassChallenge Startup Accelerator. CASIS is the nonprofit organization responsible for managing and promoting research onboard the International Space Station U.S. National Laboratory. Boeing is the International Space Station sustaining engineering contractor responsible for the successful integration of vehicle and payload hardware and software for the orbiting laboratory.

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Apr 21, 2014

CASIS Payloads Berthed With the International Space Station Through SpaceX Dragon Capsule

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL. (April 21, 2014) – The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) is proud to announce its research payloads berthed with the International Space Station (ISS) on Sunday, April 20. Space Exploration Technologies Corporation’s (SpaceX) Dragon capsule successfully berthed with the ISS, marking the completion of its launch to resupply the ISS with cargo and research. CASIS is tasked with managing and promoting research onboard the ISS U.S. National Laboratory.  

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Apr 17, 2014

Second Series of CASIS-Sponsored Research Payloads Launch to the International Space Station

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL. (April 18, 2014) – The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) is proud to announceseveral sponsored research payloads have launched to the International Space Station (ISS) onboard the Space ExplorationTechnology Corporation’s (SpaceX) Dragon cargo capsule. This marks the second series of investigations headed to the station that are sponsored by CASIS, the nonprofit responsible for managing research onboard the ISS U.S. National Laboratory.


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Mar 31, 2014

CASIS Board of Directors Chairperson Dr. France Cordova Resigns to Lead National Science ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL. (March 31, 2014) – The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) announced that France Cordova, Ph.D., has resigned from its board of directors as she will become the new director for the National Science Foundation. Previously, Dr. Cordova served as the chairperson for the CASIS board of directors. With her departure, Lewis M. Duncan, Ph.D., has been named interim chairperson.

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Mar 6, 2014

CASIS Releases Request for Information to Identify Equipment for Materials Science Research on ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL. (March 6, 2014) – The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) today released a Request for Information (RFI) that seeks to identify equipment capable of supporting future materials science experiments onboard the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory. The RFI solicits entities capable of serving as implementation partners and/or hardware providers for such research.

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Feb 25, 2014

CASIS Issues Solicitation for Proposals Focused on Enabling Technologies Onboard the ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL. (February 26, 2014) – The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) today issued a solicitation for proposals supporting enabling technologies onboard the International Space Station (ISS). CASIS is the nonprofit organization responsible for managing research onboard the ISS U.S. National Laboratory.

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Feb 20, 2014

CASIS Reaches Agreement with HySpeed Computing and Exelis for Hyperspectral Image Analysis Using ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL. (February 20th, 2014)  The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) today announced an agreement with HySpeed Computing and Exelis for a project demonstrating cloud computing capabilities for image processing and remote sensing applications on the International Space Station (ISS). CASIS was selected by NASA in July 2011 to maximize use of the ISS U.S. National Laboratory.

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Jan 24, 2014

CASIS Welcomes Carolyn Ticknor as Newest Board of Directors Member

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL. (January 24, 2014)  The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space, manager of the International Space Station U.S. National Laboratory, has inducted Carolyn Ticknor to the organization’s Board of Directors. Earlier this month, CASIS welcomed the addition of four other new board members, which brings its total board member count to twelve. 

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Jan 13, 2014

First CASIS-Sponsored Payloads Berthed to the International Space Station

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL. (January 13, 2014) The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), is proud to announce its first sponsored payloads berthed with the International Space Station (ISS) on Sunday, January 12. Orbital Sciences Corporation’s Cygnus capsule successfully berthed with the ISS, marking the completion of its first full ISS resupply mission. CASIS is tasked with managing and promoting research on board the ISS U.S. National Laboratory.   

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Jan 13, 2014

CASIS Re-Issues Request for Proposals: Remote Sensing From the International Space Station

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL. (January 13, 2014)  The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), the nonprofit organization managing research aboard the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory, today re-issued a solicitation for proposals in the field of remote sensing. 

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Jan 10, 2014

International Space Station Extended Until 2024

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL. (January 10th, 2014) The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) welcomes announcement that the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the Obama Administration have agreed to extend the International Space Station (ISS) until at least 2024. This announcement is a significant moment for the orbiting laboratory which was previously intended to remain operational until at least 2020, providing 10 years to maximize use of the Station CASIS is responsible for managing and promoting research on board the ISS U.S. National Laboratory. 

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Jan 9, 2014

First CASIS-Sponsored Payloads Launch to the International Space Station

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL. (January 9th, 2014) The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) is proud to announce its first sponsored research payloads have launched to the International Space Station (ISS) on board the Orbital Sciences Corporation Cygnus cargo capsule. This launch marks a historic moment for the nonprofit responsible for promoting and managing research on board the ISS U.S. National Laboratory, as a variety of investigations under the CASIS manifest are part of Orbital’s first full resupply mission to the orbiting laboratory.  

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Jan 3, 2014

CASIS to Induct Four New Board of Director Members

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL. (January 6, 2014) – The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), the nonprofit organization promoting and managing research onboard the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory, announced it will induct four new members to the organization’s Board of Directors.

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Dec 19, 2013

CASIS Announces Partnership With Angelus Funding to Identify New and Unique Start-Ups for ISS ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL. (December 18th, 2013) - The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) today announced a partnership with Angelus Funding to identify and possibly fund new and intriguing start-up commercial projects destined for the International Space Station (ISS) that are capable of benefiting life on Earth.

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Dec 5, 2013

CASIS Board of Directors Member, Dr. Lee Hood, to Moderate Stem Cell in Microgravity Panel at ...

The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) Board of Directors member Dr. Lee Hood will moderate a panel, “The New Frontier – Stem Cell Development in Microgravity,” at the World Stem Cell Summit in San Diego, CA on December 6 from 9–11am PST. In addition to Dr. Hood, CASIS-funded stem cell investigators Drs. Mary Kearns-Jonker of Loma Linda University and Roland Kaunas of Texas A&M will provide insight into their research proposals destined for the International Space Station (ISS). CASIS manages research aboard the ISS U.S. National Laboratory.  

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Nov 18, 2013

CASIS and Wings Over Rockies Unveil ISS Exhibit

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL. (November 18, 2013) The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), the nonprofit organization promoting and managing research onboard the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory, in association with Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum, unveiled an exhibit dedicated to the ISS at the “Spreading Wings” gala featuring former NASA astronaut Buzz Aldrin and renowned astrophysicist Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson in Denver, CO over the weekend. 

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Nov 14, 2013

CASIS to Host Inaugural Education Event “CASIS Academy Live”

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL. (November 14, 2013) The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), the nonprofit organization promoting and managing research and technology development onboard the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory will host the inaugural education event, “CASIS Academy Live” at the Space Life Sciences Lab and Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex on Friday, November 15. Local high school students will spend the day interacting with CASIS Senior Research Pathway Manager Dr. Mike Roberts and former NASA astronaut Wendy B. Lawrence, touring research facilities and conducting a laboratory experiment focused on microbes in space. 

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Oct 31, 2013

CASIS Selects Eight Flight Proposals From the MassChallenge Startup Accelerator

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL. (October 31, 2013) The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), the nonprofit organization promoting and managing research and technology development onboard the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory, announced last night in Boston, MA that it has selected eight startup companies to conduct research onboard the ISS through the MassChallenge Startup Accelerator. In total, CASIS will award $450,000 to assist these companies in using the ISS to advance their business applications and products. 

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Oct 15, 2013

CASIS Announces Grant Awards for Stem Cell Research

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL. (October 15, 2013) The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), the nonprofit organization responsible for managing and promoting research aboard the International Space Station U.S. National Laboratory, has announced grant awards for seven researchers focused on non-embryonic stem cell biology. The award amounts total over $2 million. CASIS continues to facilitate groundbreaking research through solicitations for proposals that are designed to expand the knowledge of the scientific community and advance research processes, technologies and treatments. 

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Oct 14, 2013

CASIS Announces “What Would You Send to the ISS” Crowdsourcing Winners

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL. (October 14, 2013) The Center for Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), the nonprofit organization managing research onboard the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory, today announced the winners from the crowdsourcing contest “What Would You Send to the ISS?” This contest was designed to stimulate public interest in the space station by soliciting ideas from the public to innovatively use the station’s National Lab for terrestrial benefit. 

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Oct 3, 2013

CASIS Reaches Agreement with Kentucky Space to Advance Regenerative Research

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL. (October 3, 2013) Today, the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), which was selected by NASA in July 2011 to maximize use of the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory, announced an agreement with Kentucky Space LLC to facilitate biomedical research on the ISS.

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Oct 2, 2013

CASIS Announces Partnership with Naval Research Laboratory for Algal Bloom Investigations

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL. (October 2, 2013)  Today, the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), which was selected by NASA in July 2011 to maximize use of the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory, announced a partnership with the Naval Research Lab (NRL) to launch research investigations studying factors that contribute to occurrences of harmful algal bloom (HAB), or red tide.

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Sep 30, 2013

First CASIS-Funded Payloads Berthed to the International Space Station

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL. (September 30, 2013) - The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), the nonprofit organization managing research onboard the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory, congratulates Orbital Sciences on a successful launch of the Antares rocket and today, on the berthing of the Cygnus cargo vehicle to the International Space Station. Orbital’s successful mission also represents a milestone for CASIS: The first-ever CASIS-funded payloads have now arrived at the ISS. Orbital’s Cygnus cargo capsule berthed with the station Sunday morning.  Read more

Aug 26, 2013

Col. Gregory H. Johnson Named CASIS Executive Director

Today, Gregory H. Johnson, Colonel (Ret), was named executive director for the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) – the nonprofit entity selected by NASA to manage the utilization of the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory. Col. Johnson will assume his role effective September 1, 2013.Read more

Aug 19, 2013

Ideas Welcome: CASIS Announces Crowdsourcing Contest, “What Would You Send to the ISS?”

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL. (August 19, 2013) – The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), the nonprofit organization managing research onboard the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory, today announced a four-week contest titled “What Would You Send to the ISS?”, which is open to the general public for submissions. The contest runs through September 16, 2013.

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Jul 22, 2013

CASIS Announces Gift From the Institute for Collaboration in Health

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL. (July 22, 2013) – The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), the nonprofit organization promoting and managing research onboard the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory, today announced receipt of a $50,000 gift from the Institute for Collaboration in Health. 

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Jun 25, 2013

CASIS to Fund Unsolicited Proposal From the Department of Veterans Affairs in Anti-Cancer Research

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL. (June 25, 2013) The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), the nonprofit organization managing research onboard the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory, today announced the funding of an unsolicited proposal with the Department of Veterans Affairs for approximately $300,000 to utilize the ISS discovery platform to evaluate known and novel anti-cancer drug therapies.

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Jun 18, 2013

2nd Annual PGA STEM Enrichment Camp Blending Golf and Science for Title I Students at the PGA ...

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (June 18, 2013) – Title I students from St. Lucie County Schools will take part throughout this week in the 2nd PGA STEM Enrichment Camp, which will combine golf instruction with the principles of science at the PGA Center for Golf Learning and Performance, June 17-21.

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May 22, 2013

CASIS Issues Solicitation for Proposals, Titled The Impact of Microgravity on Fundamental Stem ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL. (May 22, 2013) – The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), the nonprofit organization managing research onboard the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory, today issued a solicitation for proposals in non-embryonic stem cell research. 

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May 16, 2013

CASIS Announces Latest Funded Project for Protein Crystallization in Microgravity

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL. (May 16, 2013) – The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), the nonprofit organization promoting and managing research onboard the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory, today announced an additional research grant award totaling approximately $200,000 for advancing protein crystallization in microgravity.

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May 9, 2013

CASIS to Fund Unsolicited Proposal in Nanofluidics

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL. (May 9, 2013) – The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), the nonprofit organization managing research onboard the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory, today announced the funding of an unsolicited proposal in the field of nanofluidics.

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Apr 16, 2013

CASIS Rolls Out New “CASIS Academy” Education Website

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. (April 16, 2013) – The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), the nonprofit organization promoting and managing research on board the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory, showcased its new education website, “CASIS Academy,” over the weekend at the National Science Teachers Association conference in San Antonio, Texas.

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Mar 21, 2013

CASIS Announces Grant Awards for Materials Science

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL. (March 21, 2013) – The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), the nonprofit organization promoting and managing research onboard the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory, today announced grant awards totaling $400,000 for two projects from its recent Request for Proposals (RFP) titled “Materials Testing in the Extreme Environment of Space.”Read more

Mar 19, 2013

CASIS Unveils Mission Patch for First Sponsored Payload

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL. (March 19, 2013) – The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), the nonprofit organization promoting and managing research on board the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory, unveiled its first sponsored payload mission patch, designed by renowned artist Shepard Fairey, at Engadget Expand in San Francisco, CA over the weekend.

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Mar 14, 2013

CASIS Announces Request for Information

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL. (March 14, 2013) – The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), the nonprofit organization promoting and managing research on board the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory, today announced a Request for Information (RFI) seeking to identify entities capable of serving as implementation partners for microgravity-based, non-embryonic stem cell research conducted on the station.

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Mar 13, 2013

CASIS Announces Additional Grants for Protein Crystallization

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL. (March 13, 2013) – The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), the nonprofit organization promoting and managing research on board the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory, today announced additional research grant awards totaling approximately $600,000 for two projects advancing protein crystallization in microgravity.

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Feb 13, 2013

CASIS and MassChallenge Announce Partnership to Send Entrepreneurial Research to the ISS

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL. (February 13, 2013) – The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), the nonprofit organization promoting and managing research on board the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory, today announced it will provide up to $100,000 in grant funding for qualified research projects as part of its partnership with the “MassChallenge Startup Accelerator.”

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Jan 14, 2013

CASIS Board Member Awarded National Medal of Science

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL. (January 14, 2013) – Dr. Leroy Hood, a member of the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) board of directors, and president of the Institute for Systems Biology (ISB), will be one of 12 renowned researchers awarded the National Medal of Science by President Barack Obama in early 2013.

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Jan 10, 2013

Zero Robotics High School Science Competition to Commence on January 11, 2013

On Friday 2013-Jan-11 starting at 08:30 ET over 200 High School students from around the world will join in fierce competition to claim the championship spot in the Zero Robotics High School Tournament 2012 (http://zerorobotics.mit.edu ) as robotic satellites aboard the International Space Station race using the programs the students wrote. The finalists will watch a live downlink from space as astronauts supervise the robots during the ISS Finals Event.

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Dec 20, 2012

CASIS Board of Directors Selects Chairperson

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL. (December 20, 2012) – The new Board of Directors for the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), the nonprofit organization promoting and managing research on board the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory, designated France Córdova, Ph.D., as the group’s Chairperson last week in Washington, D.C.Read more

Nov 29, 2012

Space Florida Announces ISS Research Competition Winners at ASGSR

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL. (NOVEMBER 29, 2012) – Space Florida, the state’s aerospace development organization and spaceport authority, and NanoRacks, LLC, today announced the winners of the International Space Station (ISS) Research Competition at The American Society for Gravitational and Space Research (ASGSR) Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Nov 16, 2012

CASIS Inducts Seven Board Members

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL. (November 16, 2012) – The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), the nonprofit organization promoting and managing research on board the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory, last night inducted its first seven members to the organization’s permanent Board of Directors. Read more

Nov 1, 2012

CASIS Announces First Grants for Protein Crystallization

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL. (November 1, 2012) – The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), the nonprofit organization promoting and managing research on board the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory, today announced its first research grant awards totaling $1.2 million for three projects advancing protein crystallization in microgravity.Read more

Oct 22, 2012

ISS Research Competition Submissions Deadline October 31, 2012

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL. (October 22, 2012) – Space Florida, the State’s spaceport  authority and aerospace development organization, and NanoRacks, LLC, partnered to present the Space Florida International Space Station (ISS) Research Competition, announced on September 5, 2012. Completed (Final) Competition Proposals/Papers are due by 5:00 p.m. (EDT) on October 31, 2012 via info@spaceflorida.gov.Read more

Oct 12, 2012

CASIS Announces Request for Information in Hyperspectral Imaging

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL. (October 12, 2012) – The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), the nonprofit organization promoting and managing research on board the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory, today announced a Request for Information (RFI) to gauge commercial interest in using the Hyperspectral Imager for the Coastal Ocean (HICO).Read more

Oct 9, 2012

CASIS Extends Deadline for Materials Testing Proposal Submissions to December 27, 2012

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL. (October 9, 2012) – 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 27, 2012 is the new submission deadline for its “Materials Testing in the Extreme Environment of Space” Request for Proposals (RFP). Read more

Sep 26, 2012

NASA Transitions ISS National Lab Social Media to CASIS

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL. (September 26, 2012) – The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), the nonprofit organization now managing research on the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory announced today that it is assuming management responsibility for the Facebook and Twitter social media accounts previously operated by NASA starting October 1, 2012.Read more

Sep 10, 2012

CASIS and Merck Collaborate to Conduct Disease Research on the International Space Station

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL. (September 10, 2012) – The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) – manager of the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory – today announced that it is collaborating with global healthcare company Merck to conduct cutting-edge therapeutic research on board the ISS in 2013.

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Sep 5, 2012

CASIS Issues Solicitation for Proposals: Materials Testing in the Extreme Environment of Space

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL. (September 4, 2012) – The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), the nonprofit organization managing research on board the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory, today issued a solicitation for proposals in Materials Testing in the Extreme Environment of Space. 

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Aug 20, 2012

CASIS Announces Upcoming Requests for Proposals in Materials Science and Earth Observational ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL. (August 20, 2012) – The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), the nonprofit organization promoting and managing research on board the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory, will soon announce two upcoming solicitations for ISS research proposals. Both solicitations will be made available for commercial, governmental, and academic researchers over the next month. 

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Aug 3, 2012

CASIS Applauds Winners for Next Generation of Human Space Flight

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL. (August 3, 2012) – The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), the nonprofit organization managing research on the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory, congratulates Boeing, SpaceX and Sierra Nevada on being selected by NASA to develop the next generation of human space flight.

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Jun 27, 2012

CASIS Signs Deal with COBRA PUMA GOLF for Research on ISS

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL. (June 27, 2012) – The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) today announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with COBRA PUMA GOLFTM to carry out materials research projects on the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory for use in its sporting goods products line.


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Jun 26, 2012

CASIS Announces First Solicitation for Proposals: Advancing Protein Crystallization in Microgravity

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL. (June 26, 2012) – The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), the nonprofit organization promoting and managing research on board the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory, announced today a solicitation for proposals in relation to advancing protein crystallization using microgravity.

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Jun 22, 2012

CASIS Unveils New Logo Part of Aggressive Plan to Expand Research Partners

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL. (June 22, 2012) – The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), the nonprofit organization managing research on the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory, today unveiled a new brand identity, including a new logo, to reflect the growth of the organization and its efforts to expand research opportunities onboard the ISS. 

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Jun 18, 2012

PGA STEM ENRICHMENT CAMP TO BLEND PRINCIPLES OF SCIENCE AND GOLF FOR TITLE I STUDENTS AT PGA ...

Combining instruction in the principles of both science and golf, 20 Title I students from St. Lucie County Schools will take part in the first-ever PGA STEM Enrichment Camp at the PGA Center for Golf Learning and Performance this week, June 18-22. Read more

May 29, 2012

CASIS Partners with TERC & Association of Space Explorers

The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), the nonprofit organization managing research on the International Space Station (ISS), signed a Memorandum of Agreement with the TERC to provide a $300,000 investment that will greatly improve the process for attaining on-orbit photography from the ISS, as well as use of Earth images for scientific research and education. TERC, an education non-profit, in collaboration with the Association of Space Explorers (ASE) will enhance and adapt the Windows on Earth software for use by astronauts to replace the current multi-step process for targeting, photographing and geo-referencing images.Read more

May 25, 2012

CASIS Salutes SpaceX on Dragon’s Berth with International Space Station

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL. (May 25, 2012) – The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space
(CASIS), the nonprofit organization managing research on the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National
Laboratory, congratulates SpaceX on today’s successful berthing of the Dragon capsule to the ISS.Read more

May 22, 2012

Successful SpaceX Launch Leads Way for Future ISS Opportunities

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL. (May 22, 2012) – The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), the nonprofit organization managing research on the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory, would like to congratulate SpaceX on the achieving a significant milestone today with the successful launch of the Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon capsule, both heading to the ISS to attempt a docking demonstration for NASA.

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May 22, 2012

CASIS and the American Astronautical Society Organize 1st Annual ISS R&D Conference

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL. (May 22, 2012) – The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), the nonprofit organization managing research on the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory, and the American Astronautical Society (in cooperation with NASA) are co-sponsoring the 1st Annual ISS Research and Development Conference being held June 26-28, 2012 in Denver, Colorado.

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May 18, 2012

Center for the Advancement of Science in Space Debuts New Website at iss-casis.org

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL. (May 18, 2012) – Today, the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), the nonprofit organization managing research on the International Space Station (ISS), announced the unveiling of a new website (www.iss-casis.org) that will serve as a portal for researchers, businesses, educators and students to discover the unique opportunities available to them on board the ISS U.S. National Laboratory.Read more

Apr 22, 2012

CASIS Announces June Solicitation for Life Sciences Research On Board the ISS U.S. National Lab

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL. (March 22, 2012) – The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), the nonprofit organization managing research on the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory, announced today that it is stepping up efforts to maximize use of the ISS, and will be issuing formal solicitations beginning in June for space research projects for osteoporosis, muscle wasting, immune system compromise, antigenicity and protein crystallization. This follows last week’s announcement regarding a June solicitation for external ISS research opportunities in materials, observation and biological sciences on NanoRacks’ NanoLabs hardware outside the Station. Read more

Apr 12, 2012

CASIS and NanoRacks Close Deal to Use Commercial Research Platform in the Extremes of Space

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL. (APRIL 12, 2012) – 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. Read more

Apr 5, 2012

CASIS Names Dr. Timothy J. Yeatman Interim Chief Scientist

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL. (APRIL 5, 2012) – The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), the nonprofit organization managing research onboard the International Space Station U.S. National Laboratory, today named renowned surgeon and researcher Timothy J. Yeatman, M.D., as CASIS Interim Chief Scientist. Additionally, Dr. Alan Stern, a planetary scientist, aerospace consultant, and former NASA executive, has been appointed CASIS Scientific Advisor. Doctors Yeatman and Stern will lead research initiatives for the organization. Read more

Mar 22, 2012

CASIS Reviews NASA Experiments for Commercialization Potential

The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), the nonprofit organization managing research on the International Space Station U.S. National Laboratory, has organized a group of world-class scientists to review experiments flown in space by NASA over the last 10 years. The goal is to identify findings or areas of further study that could lead to breakthrough technologies and products for people on earth.

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Mar 6, 2012

CASIS Names Bobby Block Director of Communications

Today, Robert "Bobby" Block was named director of communications for the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) – the nonprofit entity selected in 2011 by NASA to maximize utilization of the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory.

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Mar 5, 2012

Jim Royston Named Interim Director of CASIS

Today, Jim Royston was named interim director for the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) – the nonprofit entity selected in 2011 by NASA to maximize utilization of the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory. The appointment comes following the resignation of Dr. Jeanne Becker, who was hired as director of the organization in fall 2011.



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Jan 31, 2012

CASIS seeks information from vendors to support payload development

The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS)—the nonprofit entity selected in 2011 by NASA to maximize utilization of the International Space Station U.S. National Laboratory—released a Request for Information (RFI) today seeking information about potential implementation partners, service providers and organizations that can provide project integration and operations support for payloads.

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Nov 1, 2011

Center for the Advancement of Science in Space Welcomes New Staff

The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS)—the non- profit entity recently selected by NASA to maximize use of the International Space Station U.S. National Laboratory (ISS NL)—has hired three senior executives to direct the Operations, Marketplace Development and Economic Valuation functions for the organization.

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