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30 Years Aboard the International Space Station

Spot the Station

You can see the ISS in the night sky as it orbits the earth. It’s the third brightest object in the sky, a reminder that space exploration belongs to all of us.

Logistics for the Lab

Before each scientific experiment is approved, our Modeling Analysis, Visualization, and Robotic Integration Center (MAVRIC) team ensures its safety and feasibility. Using 3D Computer-Aided Design (CAD) modeling, the team looks for the best placement of new equipment and ensures it won’t block ventilation or critical controls.

Experiment topics can include:

  • Biology and biotechnology
  • Earth and space science
  • Educational activities
  • Research for commercial partners

Elevating Human Performance

Deep space travel is the next milestone in human exploration, and ensuring astronaut health and safety is the highest priority. Beyond protection, helping these intrepid voyagers accelerate their cognitive and physical potential  is critical for success. 

Our logistical work includes supporting experiments on topics such as the long-term effects of microgravity on humans. 

Interested in a research topic? Search for space station experiments at NASA’s site.