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Why Is CASIS Making Itself Disappear?

According to a press release the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory will host its annual Public Board of Directors Meeting in Washington, D.C.

CASIS Is Still Broken

Recently there has been a lot of talk about halting NASA funding for the International Space station is 2024 with the hope that all of the costs currently paid for by NASA would be picked up by the private sector.

On Monday NASA held a briefing with Acting CFO Andrew Hunter. When asked about how NASA plans to operate the ISS after 2025 when funding by NASA will cease, Hunter had no answer.

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."

CASIS Is Still Having Problems

In hearings before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation yesterday, Interim Executive Director Jim Royson of the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) stated that CASIS was following the reference model that had been established for NASA (by ProOrbis) for the operation of the entity (NPO) operating the U.S. National Laboratory on the International Space Station that CASIS was awarded a contract to run:

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, announced today a solicitation for proposals in relation to advancing protein crystallization using microgravity.

An announcement this week whereby Teledyne Technologies will be using the International Space Station (ISS) for Earth observation points out a persistent problem with regard to the use of the ISS: who is actually in charge of how Americans are going to use it?

NASA is giving CASIS (The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space) $15 million a year and the keys to a large portion of a $100 billion International Space Station - one funded by taxpayers.

The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), the non-profit organization managing the International Space Station U.S. National Laboratory, today announced a deal with NanoRacks, LLC, to reserve space on the first commercial platform available for researchers outside the ISS in the extreme environments of space. In June, CASIS will issue a formal solicitation to the research community and private enterprise for their proposals to use this one-of-a-kind platform for anything from earth observation to materials, and biological sciences.

Increased scrutiny has been focused on The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), the non-profit organization chosen by NASA to manage its research assets aboard the International Space Station. A Congressional mandate directed NASA to create the ISS National Laboratory and seek an outside entity to manage the use of that resource for science, technology, and commercial research.

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