The International Space Station (ISS) is a powerful platform in low Earth orbit (LEO) that enables research and development (R&D) not possible on Earth. With its persistent microgravity, access to the extreme space environment, and unique vantage point, this one-of-a-kind orbiting laboratory allows investigators to advance R&D in a wide variety of disciplines.
Investigators from academic institutions, non-NASA government agencies, and industry—from innovative startups to Fortune 500 companies—all find value in leveraging the ISS National Lab to improve quality of life on Earth, mature space-based business models, advance science literacy in the future workforce, and expand a sustainable and scalable market in LEO.
The goal of Upward is to share the results of ISS National Lab R&D with the broad scientific community through features that bring these success stories to life. Below, browse and download past issues of Upward to learn more!