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Commercialization

CASIS Finally Does Something Smart

By Keith Cowing
April 12, 2012
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CASIS and NanoRacks Announce Expanded ISS Research Capabilities, Nanoracks
“The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), the non-profit organization managing the International Space Station U.S. National Laboratory, today announced a deal with NanoRacks, LLC, to reserve space on the first commercial platform available for researchers outside the ISS in the extreme environments of space.”
CASIS and NanoRacks Close Deal to Use Commercial Research Platform in the Extremes of Space, CASIS
“In June, CASIS will issue a formal solicitation to the research community and private enterprise for their proposals to use this one-of-a-kind platform for anything from earth observation to materials, and biological sciences.”
Commercial Platform Offers Exposure at Space Station< NASA “The contributions by NanoRacks and Astrium are the most recent example of NASA efforts to expand the station’s research capacity through innovative partnerships with commercial companies.”

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