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About CASIS and the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory:
In 2005, Congress designated the U.S. portion of the ISS as the nation’s newest national laboratory to maximize its use for improving quality of life on Earth, promoting collaboration among diverse users, and advancing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. The nonprofit Center for Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) manages this unique laboratory environment, which is now available for use by non-NASA U.S. government agencies, academic institutions, and the private sector, providing these customers access to a permanent microgravity setting, a powerful vantage point in low Earth orbit, and the extreme and varied environments of space.
Visit CASIS at: https://www.iss-casis.org
Browse our “project pipeline*” which shows recent, current, and upcoming ISS National Lab research projects that seek to improve quality of life for those of us here on our home planet.
CASIS Core Values
Passion for the Mission
We are inspired and driven by the International Space Station and the incredible opportunity ahead of us. We understand and are humbled by what others have sacrificed to build the ISS. We embrace the role that CASIS plays in shaping the future of space research by maximizing the impact of this incredible laboratory.
We are committed to our customers and understand that each and every one of us contributes to the user experience. As the conduits to the space station, we aim to do everything in our power to improve the customer journey and focus on our customer’s objectives.
We believe in the power of inclusion – that there is greater strength in working together to solve complex problems. We collaborate and build networks, harnessing the best ideas from inside and outside the organization. We treat our coworkers, partners, customers, and vendors with respect and appreciation.
We convey professionalism in all that we do. We communicate openly and transparently and use appropriate channels. We recognize that each employee is an ambassador of the ISS National Laboratory and contributor to the ISS brand.
We recognize the great responsibility that we have to maximize the use of the ISS to benefit life on Earth. We demonstrate good stewardship of our resources and put the mission above all else when making business decisions. We are accountable for our actions and expect our users,partners, and vendors to share in these values.
Committed to Excellence
We take pride in our work and aspire to be the best we can be. We adhere to the highest standards of our professions and adopt best practices. We embrace new ideas and explore innovative ways of working.