CASIS

Sent Into Space: CASIS Research Aboard CRS-5, and a Reality Series Too

Sent Into Space: CASIS Research Aboard CRS-5, and a Reality Series Too

As astronauts aboard the International Space Station begin unloading the SpaceX CRS-5 Dragon supply ship which berthed yesterday, here is a press release from CASIS detailing experiments which were carried aboard. KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL. (January 10, 2015) – The most recent series of payloads sponsored by the Center for the Advancement of Science in […]

Posted in: CASIS
CASIS Seeking New Proposals for Enabling Technologies at ISS; Cancer Cell Research in Zero G

CASIS Seeking New Proposals for Enabling Technologies at ISS; Cancer Cell Research in Zero G

Two items out of CASIS First, an interesting story regarding the observation that certain tumor cells which grow aggressively and are difficult to treat on Earth, appear to be a bit more docile in the environment of Zero-G.  The discovery gives scientists a possible window into devising new methods of understanding, and ultimately destroying some […]

Posted in: CASIS
ISS: Cloud Computing from Above the Clouds

ISS: Cloud Computing from Above the Clouds

After more than a decade of construction, and with another decade of life apparently secure, the International Space Station is entering a new era which is seeing an increasingly wider array of interests make use of its capabilities. For instance, last week saw the deployment of the first fleet of  “Dove” Earth Observation cubesats built […]

Posted in: CASIS
Space to Space Power Beaming From ISS

Space to Space Power Beaming From ISS

One of the most intriguing aspects of the International Space Station is that after a seemingly endless period of construction, now that the orbiting outpost is fully operational, various institutions are beginning to approach both NASA and CASIS, the Center for Advancement of Science in Space, with an ever broadening range of proposals for using […]

Posted in: CASIS, Space Stations
CASIS Awards Two Materials Sciences Grants

CASIS Awards Two Materials Sciences Grants

CASIS is steadily expanding its portfolio of research to be conducted aboard the International Space Station. On March 14, it issued a Request for Information looking for partners to assist with expanding the scope of non-embryonic stem cell research.  The RFI specifically seeks organizations with expertise in payload development and integration which can make the process […]

CASIS Awards Two More Experiments for ISS

CASIS Awards Two More Experiments for ISS

  Source :  CASIS CASIS,  the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space, which operates the U.S. national laboratory aboard the International Space Station, awarded two grants for protein crystallization this week.  The two grants, totalling $600,000 went research to which could significantly improve the quality and pace of Earthbound medical research. They winners were: “Edward Snell, […]

Posted in: CASIS
CASIS Inducts First Permanent Board Members

CASIS Inducts First Permanent Board Members

  CASIS, the Center for Advancement of Science in Space, the organization which operates the US National Laboratory aboard the International Space Station announced the names of its first permanent Board of Directors on November 16.  After what has at times been a rocky start,  which saw the resignation of its first director after only a few […]

Posted in: CASIS
CASIS Awards 3 Grants for Protein Crystallization Research Aboard ISS

CASIS Awards 3 Grants for Protein Crystallization Research Aboard ISS

Scientists from the The University of Alabama-Birmingham, Cal-Tech and iXpressGenes Inc. have all been granted awards for research focusing on protein crystallization aboard the International Space Station by CASIS, the Center for Advancement of Science in Space.   The American portion of ISS was designated a U.S. National Laboratory in 2005,  and in 2011, CASIS was chosen as the […]

Posted in: CASIS, Space Science
Dragon Released from ISS, Heading Home

Dragon Released from ISS, Heading Home

High above Burma, ISS astronauts released the SpaceX CRS-1 Dragon capsule at 8:29 AM CST.  Following two brief burns to safely remove the spacecraft from  the International Space Station’s “keep out sphere”   the craft rotated, accelerated and began heading back to Earth for an estimated landing at 2:20  PM CST. The deorbit burn, which will lower […]

Role of Dragon Highlighted in Pre Launch Science Briefing

Role of Dragon Highlighted in Pre Launch Science Briefing

For most of the International Space Stations’s life until this year, its story has been one of a project under constant construction.   As anyone who has undertaken a major construction project while living in the house you are working on at the same time, it is often difficult keep in mind just how  good the end product might be. We […]

Posted in: CASIS, Mars, NASA, Space Stations
π
WordPress Login Protected by Clef