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CASIS Apparently Wants An Expanded Role on ISS Commercialization

By Keith Cowing
June 13, 2019
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CASIS Apparently Wants An Expanded Role on ISS Commercialization

Keith’s note: Rick Leach sought to downplay any expanded role for CASIS in overt commercial ventures on ISS (or elsewhere) the other day. CASIS had planned to try and turn up the volume on that topic at NASA HQ. CASIS sought to have a bigger role in ISS commercialization in earlier rmeetings with NASA. This is not the first time this has been discussed sources tell me. It was rather clear in comments made last week at NASDAQ and again on Monday at the U.S. Chamber of commerce by Bill Gerstenmaier that CASIS has a limited role – facilitating basic research – both scientific and technical – within the ISS National Laboratory portion of NASA’s allotment on ISS. And NASA did not foresee any change in that role. CASIS was not a participant in the NASDAQ event – at NASA’s direction. I guess not everyone at CASIS got the message. Stay tuned.
CASIS Clarifies Its Expansion Ambitions, earlier post

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