Rubio launched to space in 2022 and spent more than a year conducting science investigations, many sponsored by the ISS National Lab. Read more here.
One of those investigations focused on 3D printing a human meniscus (the protective piece of cartilage between the bones in the knee). This was the first successful print of a complete human tissue, and the sample was returned to Earth for analysis.
Through the recently released solicitation Igniting Innovation: Science in Space to Cure Disease on Earth, the ISS National Lab is partnering with NASA’s Biological and Physical Sciences Division to fund cancer research and technology development leveraging the unique conditions of space.
Bishop Airlock hosted its first external payload. Designed and built by Nanoracks, a Voyager Space Company, Bishop Airlock hosted Gambit, an external payload designed to test the capabilities of the external platform, which could lead to increased utilization on the ISS.
Axiom Space announced the crew of its third private astronaut mission. Axiom Space is slated to fly its third private astronaut mission to the ISS in January 2024 and recently announced the members of the crew. Read about the multinational crew, led by Michael López-Alegría, here.
Aegis Aerospace launched its 10th MISSE payload to the ISS. Aegis Aerospace successfully launched its 10th MISSE mission, MISSE-18, to the space station. MISSE-18 includes 13 unique experiments. Learn more here.
Space Tango named S. Sita Sonty new CEO. Sonty will succeed Twyman Clements as company CEO, and Clements will take on a new role as company president. Learn more about Sonty, who was previously the head of human spaceflight at SpaceX, here.
In a new investment perspective article, ISS National Lab Director of Investment and Economic Analysis Sven Eenmaa provides a capital markets snapshot.
For further insight on fundamental investment perspectives from the space sector, including funding criteria in infrastructure, in-space applications, and services in low Earth orbit, watch the recording of the ISS Research and Development Conference (ISSRDC ) investor panel session.
Read the Upward feature “Heating Things Up in Microgravity” to see how scientists are leveraging the orbiting laboratory for research that could lead to new ways to improve fire safety on Earth.
Learn how BioServe Space Technologies supported a pioneering experiment that laid the foundation for future space-based cardiovascular stem cell research. BioServe Director Stefanie Countryman and researcher Arun Sharma discussed this groundbreaking investigation—which is featured in the most recent issue of Upward—in a fireside chat at this year’s ISS Research and Development Conference.