Recently in the CASIS Category


Based on a recent NASA Freedom of Information Act response CASIS has been operating for two years without the Annual Program Plan it is required to have. Or maybe it is. Either way NASA doesn't seem to care.

As readers of NASAWatch have noted by now, I have an interest in the utilization of the International Space Station.

CASIS is tasked to manage the portion of the International Space Station designated as the ISS National Laboratory. But other than NASA funding, CASIS has failed to attract any significant income other than that provided - by NASA.

Let's look at the media reach CASIS claims to have achieved in FY 2014.

CASIS (The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization chosen by NASA in 2011 to manage the portion of the International Space Station that has been designated as a U.S. National Laboratory.

The organization chosen by NASA to promote the scientific utilization of the International Space Station has been unable to raise funds it planned to raise.

The Center for Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), the nonprofit organization managing research onboard the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory, today announced the winners from the crowdsourcing contest "What Would You Send to the ISS?" This contest was designed to stimulate public interest in the space station by soliciting ideas from the public to innovatively use the station's National Lab for terrestrial benefit.

The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), the nonprofit organization promoting and managing research on board the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory, today announced it will provide up to $100,000 in grant funding for qualified research projects as part of its partnership with the "MassChallenge Startup Accelerator."