KENNEDY SPACE CENTER (FL), August 11, 2022 – The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space, Inc. (CASIS), manager of the International Space Station (ISS) National Laboratory, today announced that former NASA Chief Financial Officer David P. Radzanowski joined the organization’s board of directors. The CASIS Board of Directors seeks to ensure and enhance the utility of the ISS National Lab to further fundamental and applied space-based research that brings value to our nation and drives a robust market in low Earth orbit.
“We welcome David to the CASIS Board of Directors as we work in unison with our partners at NASA to manage the ISS National Lab to its fullest capacity, enabling business models in low Earth orbit and selecting science that will build on a decade of results through space-based inquiry,” said Dr. Elizabeth Cantwell, chairperson for the CASIS Board of Directors. “With his extensive background and service in aerospace and government leadership roles, David will bring a wealth of knowledge that will help to shape future strategic endeavors for CASIS and the ISS National Lab community.”
Radzanowski has most recently served as a consultant for Aerospace Corporation, assisting NASA on development of its Moon to Mars architecture, and for two years prior to that as its vice president, chief financial officer, and treasurer, providing leadership for the company’s financial and business processes. Before joining Aerospace Corp., Radzanowski served as senior vice president and strategic business director of Equator Corporation, where he was responsible for overall leadership of financial and administrative functions of Australia’s Attack Class Submarine acquisition program.
In the 11 years before joining the private sector, Radzanowski served NASA in several positions, including chief financial officer, chief of staff, deputy associate administrator for program integration (Space Operations Mission Directorate), and assistant associate administrator for resources (Space Operations Mission Directorate). Before NASA, Radzanowski spent eight years in the U.S. Office of Management and Budget and another eight years as an aerospace policy analyst in the Congressional Research Service on Capitol Hill. There, he authored more than 30 reports on space policy issues and testified twice before Congress about NASA. In all, he joins CASIS after more than 28 years of federal service.
CASIS manages the ISS National Lab through a Cooperative Agreement with NASA. To learn more about the science sponsored by the ISS National Lab and opportunities to become part of the space station research community, please visit www.ISSNationalLab.org.
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About the International Space Station (ISS) National Laboratory: The International Space Station (ISS) is a one-of-a-kind laboratory that enables research and technology development not possible on Earth. As a public service enterprise, the ISS National Lab allows researchers to leverage this multiuser facility to improve life on Earth, mature space-based business models, advance science literacy in the future workforce, and expand a sustainable and scalable market in low Earth orbit. Through this orbiting national laboratory, research resources on the ISS are available to support non-NASA science, technology and education initiatives from U.S. government agencies, academic institutions, and the private sector. The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space, Inc. (CASIS) manages the ISS National Lab, under Cooperative Agreement with NASA, facilitating access to its permanent microgravity research environment, a powerful vantage point in low Earth orbit, and the extreme and varied conditions of space. To learn more about the ISS National Lab, visit www.ISSNationalLab.org.
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