NASA Picks NGO to Manage ISS National Lab Research

NASA Selects Nonprofit to Manage Space Station National Lab Research

"NASA has selected the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space Inc. (CASIS) to develop and manage the U.S. portion of the International Space Station that will be operated as a national laboratory. At the conclusion of successful negotiations, the independent, nonprofit research management organization will help ensure the station's unique capabilities are available to the broadest possible cross-section of the U.S. scientific, technological and industrial communities."

Keith's note: NASA Assistant Associate Administrator for International Space Station Mark Uhran has been telling friends and co-workers that he will be leaving NASA on/by 1 October 2011. It will be interesting to see who replaces him. Betting odds are that it will be someone from JSC since they are not at all thrilled with this NGO concept to begin with - and carved significant portions of U.S. ISS research out from the purview of this new NGO. Moreover they need to make sure that KSC (or any other NASA center) does not exert undue influence.

Letter from Lt. Governor Jennifer Carroll to NASA Administrator Charles Bolden in support for the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space, FL Lt . Governor Jennifer Carroll

"A team that includes such premier aerospace and scientific talents as: Boeing Company, Bionetics, Dynamac Corporation, and the other members of the CASIS proposal, represent the necessary skills and expertise to assure success. When backed by the unique approach and capabilities of Space Florida, and the unmatched history of commitment by the State of Florida to NASA achievement, I can confidently stand behind this proposal."

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