The ISS National Laboratory plays a critical role both in demonstrating the value of space-based research and development to improve life on Earth and in driving a sustainable and robust market in low Earth orbit.
Working together with NASA, the ISS National Lab aims to advance the nation’s leadership in commercial space, pursue groundbreaking science not possible on Earth, and leverage the space station to inspire the next generation.
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As we approach the milestone of 20 years of continuous human presence on the ISS, we celebrate the vast progress made toward the advancement of science in space and the establishment of a robust economy in low Earth orbit. The ISS National Lab continues to build on these successes in fiscal year 2020.
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In FY19, the ISS National Lab set several all-time records in our key performance metrics (as defined by our Annual Program Plan with NASA). The ISS National Lab continued cultivating innovative R&D ideas from across the U.S., awarding a record 62 projects and programs, a 24% increase over FY18.
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Fiscal year 2018 was a record-breaking year for portfolio expansion and private-sector utilization of the ISS National Lab. Third-party funding for spaceflight R&D continued to rise, allowing us to leverage ISS National Lab resources for maximum user success—which this year ranged from patents to first-ever technical demonstrations in orbit.
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Fiscal year 2017 was a banner year for the ISS National Lab, with more than 100 experiments delivered to the ISS from a diverse range of research entities spanning iconic Fortune 500 companies, innovative startups, and top-ten research universities.
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In this year’s new online format, you can browse the sections of the report by scrolling vertically. To view articles of interest, simply click the title. Hyperlinks within each article may take you to other articles or to additional resources.
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During fiscal years 2012-2013, the ISS National Lab issued five public solicitations in addition to receiving numerous unsolicited proposals. These solicitations have generated numerous research and technology development projects destined for the ISS National Lab.
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In our first year, the ISS National Lab made significant strides toward establishing a strong leadership team, organizing scientific goals and evaluation processes, instituting strategic partnerships, and launching proposals likely to result in groundbreaking research.
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