Press Release

ISSRDC Starts Tomorrow! Join Us for This Three-Day Virtual Event

By SpaceRef Editor
August 2, 2021
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The 10th International Space Station Research and Development Conference (ISSRDC) kicks off tomorrow and will be held virtually August 3-5. This annual event brings together researchers, engineers, entrepreneurs, investors, and the general public to discuss the benefits of space-based research and technology development on the orbiting platform. This year’s event is expected to include luminary speakers in policy and science, such as:

Sessions will focus on integral topics to the space station research community, including:

  • ISS research and development
  • Future of ISS research
  • Industry partner spotlights
  • Tissue engineering
  • Biomanufacturing
  • In-space production applications
  • Student research
  • Space investment

How to attend ISSRDC:

ISSRDC 2021 is free to attend, although registration is required. To view the agenda and register for this free virtual event, go to As registrants for the conference, media will have the ability to ask questions to panelists during sessions.

For questions or inquiries for researchers and session panelists, please contact Patrick O’Neill at

We look forward to seeing you at this annual showcase of space-based research and technology development! 

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About the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. 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 (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

SpaceRef staff editor.