About the International Space Station National Laboratory: Every day, 250 miles above our planet, amazing research and technology development to improve life on Earth takes place onboard the International Space Station (ISS). Researchers from academic institutions, private industry, and government agencies conduct investigations sponsored by the ISS National Laboratory® that leverage unique conditions found only in space. From improving quality of life for cancer patients to developing innovative treatments for osteoporosis, identifying potential solutions to address climate change, and even one day manufacturing artificial tissue and organs in space, we’re enabling a broad community of dreamers and doers to solve some of the world’s most pressing challenges. The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space™ (CASIS™) manages the ISS National Lab, under Cooperative Agreement with NASA. Visit us at www.ISSNationalLab.org.
We manage the premier space laboratory, providing expertise, connection, and inspiration to visionaries.
To be the leading source for innovation in space, enabling life-changing benefits for humanity.
Integrity – We always strive to be true to ourselves and do the right thing.
Service – We work as a team with humility of heart and trust in each other.
Stewardship – We treasure our responsibility to fulfill our mission with care and excellence.
- Develop and maintain organizational resources to successfully manage the ISS National Lab to enable cutting edge research, technology development, and educational outreach in LEO.
- Establish, foster, and maintain public-private partnerships that maximize value creation from ISS National Lab resources.
- Serve all current and future stakeholders as “honest brokers,” providing impartial access to resources and information as a trusted neutral partner.
- Be the recognized experts in managing a space-based national lab.