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11th Annual ISS Research and Development Conference

July 25 - July 28

The only conference dedicated to highlighting the importance of the International Space Station (ISS) and the benefits it brings humanity kicks off for the media and the general public on Tuesday, July 26, at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. The International Space Station Research and Development Conference (ISSRDC) is an annual gathering connecting leaders and innovators to showcase how space-based research and technology development contribute scientific knowledge to our planet while also advancing commerce in low Earth orbit.

Starting on Tuesday, registrants will hear from NASA, the ISS National Lab, policymakers, industry leaders, and researchers on how the space station continues to enable valuable research and technology development. In addition, sessions will include investment analysts forecasting the financial future of low Earth orbit and many more fascinating subjects centered around this growing and critical industry! This Tuesday morning also includes a live downlink transmission from the space station when NASA astronauts Kjell Lindgren and Jessica Watkins will provide their perspectives on living and working in space. To learn more about the sessions that will be held at ISSRDC and view the complete agenda, click here.

Conference keynote and plenary sessions will be available to members of the media who are unable to attend the conference in person via livestream. However, registration is required. Click here to register for ISSRDC as a member of the media.

For those interested in attending the conference in person, the physical address is as follows:

Omni Shoreham Hotel
2500 Calvert Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20008

Media inquiries and requests for interviews with ISSRDC panelists and featured speakers should be directed to Patrick O’Neill, Public Affairs and Outreach Lead for the ISS National Laboratory, at POneill@issnationallab.org.

About the International Space Station (ISS) National Laboratory:
The International Space Station (ISS) is a one-of-a-kind laboratory that enables research and technology development not possible on Earth. As a public service enterprise, the ISS National Lab allows researchers to leverage this multiuser facility to improve life on Earth, mature space-based business models, advance science literacy in the future workforce, and expand a sustainable and scalable market in low Earth orbit. Through this orbiting national laboratory, research resources on the ISS are available to support non-NASA science, technology and education initiatives from U.S. government agencies, academic institutions, and the private sector. The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space, Inc. (CASIS) manages the ISS National Lab, under Cooperative Agreement with NASA, facilitating access to its permanent microgravity research environment, a powerful vantage point in low Earth orbit, and the extreme and varied conditions of space. To learn more about the ISS National Lab, visit www.ISSNationalLab.org.

Media Contact:
Patrick O’Neill


July 25
July 28
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Omni Shoreham Hotel Washington, DC
2500 Calvert St NW
Washington, DC 20008 United States
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