Explore the newest issue of Upward to learn about the latest activities taking place on the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory!
In this issue, Caroline Smith, chief content officer at science content publisher Seeker, shares her perspective on Seeker’s partnership with the ISS National Lab and the importance of providing relatable science communication that clearly shows the impact space-based science has on people’s lives on Earth.
In this issue’s cover story, find out how companies are using the microgravity environment on the ISS National Lab to produce valuable ZBLAN optical fibers for use on Earth that could provide 10 to 100 times lower signal loss than traditional silica fibers—potentially paving the way for future large-scale commercial manufacturing of ZBLAN in low Earth orbit.
See how the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program is enabling students in grades 5 through 12 to propose and conduct ISS National Lab experiments—a novel approach to science education that takes students from passive learning to active participation in science.
Learn how the new Materials ISS Experiment Flight Facility on the space station is providing researchers and companies with access to the extreme space environment to accelerate the testing of materials and components that have important uses both in space and on Earth.
Finally, find out how an astronaut reading of an American Girl book on the ISS National Lab is encouraging girls to pursue science, how participating in the Quest for Space educational program can help change the direction of students’ lives, and how a growing number of nontraditional ISS users such as Delta Faucet Company and Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company are leveraging the space station to enhance their consumer products back on the ground.
View Upward online at Upward.ISSNationalLab.org!