Each year, the International Space Station (ISS) Research and Development (R&D) Conference, held in coordination with the ISS U.S. National Laboratory, NASA, and the American Astronautical Society, highlights individuals who have pushed the boundaries of space-based research through the presentation of research awards. This week, we are spotlighting awardees in the category of “innovation,” honoring individuals who have leveraged the ISS to pioneer a new frontier in space-based science. Today’s spotlight is on Christie Cox of NASA, for innovation in commercialization and nongovernment utilization.
Find out about new research opportunities onboard the ISS National Laboratory, including recent Requests for Proposals in the areas of Advanced Materials and Industrial Biomedicine. See how you can leverage the unique space environment to advance your research and development.
Cox, ISS division utilization and commercialization lead, collaborated with numerous stakeholders to establish NASA’s Low-Earth Orbit Strategic Commercialization Plan. The plan outlines NASA’s vision of a commercialized low Earth orbit, in which the agency will be one of many customers as it turns its focus to deep space exploration under the Artemis program.
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You can also learn more about the groundbreaking research taking place on our nation's only orbiting laboratory in Upward, the official magazine of the ISS National Laboratory! Visit Upward.ISSNationalLab.org to view the latest issue.