Kennedy Space Center, FL (December 21, 2017) — The board of directors and executive management for the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) will hold a public meeting to present the organization’s annual report for fiscal year 2017. Additionally, this group will review the progress being made to provide access and opportunity aboard the International Space Station U.S. National Laboratory and to outline future goals for the organization. The meeting is to be held on January 30, 2018 at the South Shore Harbour Resort & Conference Center, 2500 South Shore Blvd, League City, TX from 9:00am to 12:15pm Central Standard Time and is open to the public.
Public seating will be made available on a first-come, first-served basis. Additionally, for those not able to attend in person, a live webcast of the meeting will be available. Those interested in attending the meeting in-person, or via the webcast are required to pre-register. To register, please visit:
During the meeting, time will be allotted for public comment and questions to CASIS senior leadership, including the board of directors and CASIS executive management. Questions and comments will be available to those physically in attendance and watching through the webcast.
CASIS will also host an International Space Station U.S. National Laboratory Implementation Partner and Commercial Service Providers Workshop following the public meeting from 2:00pm to 5:00pm that afternoon. The workshop is open to all companies currently conducting business on the International Space Station.
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About CASIS: The Center for Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) is the non-profit organization selected to manage the ISS National Laboratory with a focus on enabling a new era of space research to improve life on Earth. In this innovative role, CASIS promotes and brokers a diverse range of research in life sciences, physical sciences, remote sensing, technology development, and education.
Since 2011, the ISS National Lab portfolio has included hundreds of novel research projects spanning multiple scientific disciplines, all with the intention of benefitting life on Earth. Working together with NASA, CASIS aims to advance the nation’s leadership in commercial space, pursue groundbreaking science not possible on Earth, and leverage the space station to inspire the next generation.
About the ISS National Laboratory: In 2005, Congress designated the U.S. portion of the International Space Station as the nation’s newest national laboratory to maximize its use for improving life on Earth, promoting collaboration among diverse users, and advancing STEM education. This unique laboratory environment is available for use by other U.S. government agencies and by academic and private institutions, providing access to the permanent microgravity setting, vantage point in low Earth orbit, and varied environments of space.
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