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The ISS National Lab R&D Portfolio
Advancing knowledge and fostering economic development in space
In-orbit Activities Onboard the ISS National Lab
Supporting growth of private-sector participation in space-based R&D
Optimizing infrastructure for success of the LEO community—now and for the future
Power in Partnership
Maturing programs and relationships for maximum benefit
Tackling big questions to solve real-world problems
FY18 achievements demonstrate the value of the ISS for innovation
Peer-reviewed journal articles share scientific achievements
R&D Progress and Objectives
Harnessing the power of space to address global challenges
Engaging the Nation
Depth and breadth of outreach, events, and digital strategy broaden our network
About 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. This unique laboratory environment 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 The ISS National Lab at: https://www.issnationallab.org
To foster scientific discovery and technological innovation in space, expand U.S. leadership in commercial space, and inspire the next generation.
ISS National Lab on the Map
Browse our project map 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.