Press Releases

Jan 20, 2015

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

(Boston, MA) 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 3, 2015.Read more

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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