CASIS Advancing Research, Knowledge (ARK) Missions.
The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) is embarking on a historic period in space exploration. Tasked by NASA to manage, promote and broker research onboard the International Space Station U.S. National Laboratory, CASIS is enabling a new era for space investigations capable of improving life on Earth.
CASIS launch increments are referred to as Advancing Research Knowledge or "ARK" — representing National Laboratory sponsored expeditions. ARKs mark the voyages of CASIS and its partner researchers.