Fiscal year 2018 (FY18) was a banner year for expansion of the International Space Station (ISS) National Lab research and development (R&D) portfolio. In FY18, the ISS National Lab selected 50 new projects and programs, representing the most portfolio growth for any single year to date. Private-sector utilization of the ISS National Lab continues to increase, and more than 70% of the payloads delivered to the ISS National Lab in FY18 involved private-sector R&D. Currently, more than $150 million in external, non-NASA funding supports individual research projects onboard the ISS National Lab—a 50% increase in fiscal year 2018.
Read more about how the ISS National Lab R&D portfolio is advancing knowledge and fostering economic development in space in the 2018 ISS National Lab Annual Report. You can also view the full ISS National Lab portfolio here.
- Go here to learn about the specific features of the space environment—microgravity, extreme environmental conditions, and a unique vantage point—that provide advantages to conducting research on the ISS National Lab.
- Go here for information about the state-of-the-art hardware and facilities available on the ISS National Lab.
- Go here to see the diverse areas of research that can benefit from research on the ISS National Lab.
- Go here to find out how to submit a proposal for an ISS National Lab project.