KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL. (December 8, 2014) – The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (the ISS National Lab) today announced the unveiling of its latest mission patch, designed by actor, creator, and producer Seth Green. The mission patch developed by Green will represent the entire cadre of the ISS National Lab investigations destined for the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory in calendar year 2015, otherwise known as Advancing Research Knowledge 3 (ARK3). the ISS National Lab is the organization responsible for overseeing research to benefit life on Earth using the ISS U.S. National Laboratory.
ARK3 represents the third calendar year that the ISS National Lab-sponsored investigations have been manifested for flight to the ISS National Lab. Additionally, ARK3 symbolizes a significant step forward as the ISS National Lab opens new doors to knowledge that can only be gained through microgravity research. In 2015, the ISS National Lab anticipates an abundance of research payloads will reach the station. Payloads expected to reach the station include life science investigations such as research to test bone density and muscle loss in space and non-embryonic stem cell studies to gain a better understanding of disease, which may lead to the development of new healthcare treatments and therapies. A number of projects will also be dedicated towards enhancing technologies and materials to demonstrate that the ISS is not only a unique laboratory, but a first-class research platform where investigators can conduct experiments not replicable on Earth. ARK3 represents an orbiting laboratory open to researchers from all across the country leveraging the capabilities of the ISS to benefit humanity.
“I have always been fascinated with space, so it’s been an amazing opportunity to develop a mission patch highlighting the research taking place on the International Space Station. Working on the patch allows me to demonstrate my enthusiasm for human beings continuing to explore new ways to improve our planet and our way of life,” said actor, creator and producer Seth Green. “It’s been a great experience collaborating with the ISS National Lab to better understand their role in making use of this incredible research facility. If my promoting space-based research through this patch in some small way drives additional thoughts and ideas to improve life on Earth, I’m happy to help.”
Seth Green has starred in numerous films and television series including all three Austin Powers films, The Italian Job, Party Monster, Without a Paddle, Can’t Hardly Wait, Old Dogs, and dozens more, including starring roles in 2013’s Sexy Evil Genius, The Story of Luke, and this month’s feature, Yellowbird. Green is the co-creator/executive producer/primary voice talent and a writer/director on Robot Chicken, 2010 Emmy® winner for Outstanding Short Format Animation Program. Green has voiced Chris Griffin on Family Guy since the series’ inception and voices A-Bomb on Disney XD’s Marvel’s Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. and Leonardo on Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Green and his partners created Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, a full-service animation studio with many other shows and projects in production.
“Part of the role of the ISS National Lab is to educate and promote the benefits of ISS research to the public,” said the ISS National Lab Director of Marketing and Communications Brian Talbot. “Seth Green has been an outspoken advocate on the need to explore beyond Earth’s horizons for years, and we are excited to have this opportunity to engage him in a fun and meaningful partnership to promote the benefits of conducting research in space.”
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About the ISS National Lab: The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (the ISS National Lab) was selected by NASA in July 2011 to maximize use of the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory through 2020. the ISS National Lab is dedicated to supporting and accelerating innovations and new discoveries that will enhance the health and wellbeing of people and our planet. For more information, visit www.issnationallab.org.
About the ISS National Laboratory: In 2005, Congress designated the U.S. portion of the International Space Station as the nation’s newest national laboratory to maximize its use for improving life on Earth, promoting collaboration among diverse users, and advancing STEM education. This unique laboratory environment is available for use by other U.S. government agencies and by academic and private institutions, providing access to the permanent microgravity setting, vantage point in low Earth orbit, and varied environments of space.
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