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CASIS Releases Second ISS National Lab Research Announcement Focused on Technology Advancements

8 Apr 2021, 10:16 UTC
CASIS Releases Second ISS National Lab Research Announcement Focused on Technology Advancements
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla., April 7, 2021 (CASIS PR) – The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), manager of the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory, today released a new research announcement soliciting flight concepts for technology advancement studies and applied research that would utilize the space-based environment of the orbiting laboratory.

With this solicitation, Technology Advancement and Applied Research Leveraging the ISS National Lab: Cycle Two, CASIS seeks project concepts for investigations to be performed on the space station within the areas of applied research and development, translational medicine, technology readiness level maturation, and technology demonstration.

Space-based technology development and demonstration is valuable because it provides an opportunity for accelerated technology maturation. Earlier this year, CASIS released an initial research announcement focused on technology advancements leveraging the ISS National Lab. That research announcement received a robust response of concepts for consideration, and this opportunity will serve to further enable access to the orbiting laboratory for research and development within this strategic focus area. Through this research announcement, respondents may propose to use the unique ISS environment to develop, test, or mature products and processes that have a demonstrated potential to produce near-term and positive ...

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