From: Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS)
Posted: Friday, May 18, 2012
Site Focuses on ISS Benefits for Researchers and Businesses
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL. (May 18, 2012) - Today, the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), the nonprofit organization managing research on the International Space Station (ISS), announced the unveiling of a new website (www.iss-casis.org) that will serve as a portal for researchers, businesses, educators and students to discover the unique opportunities available to them on board the ISS U.S. National Laboratory.
The new website enables visitors to become members of the CASIS community, allowing them access to proposal submission announcements, ISS research materials, networking opportunities with implementation partners and funding sources, printable research, business and educational fact sheets, videos, blogs and much more. The website also provides white papers on areas that show the most potential for benefiting mankind through the use of microgravity and other unique variables made possible only by space-based research.
CASIS makes it possible to achieve space-based research by providing access to funding, launch providers, experiment processors, project management teams, administrative support personnel and educational tools.
"We look forward to sharing unique CASIS resources with the research community to enable maximum utilization of the ISS U.S. National Lab, our nation's most unique research platform," said CASIS Interim Executive Director Jim Royston. "We want researchers, scientists, businesses and educators to know that CASIS is their gateway to the ISS, and the new CASIS website provides a robust tool to do so."
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