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  • NanoRacks’ proposed airlock paves way for a more commercial ISS

    Derek RichardsonFebruary 10th, 2017

    In early February, NASA accepted a proposal from NanoRacks to send the first commercial airlock to the International Space Station in 2019. This milestone is only the latest of many that has seen the orbiting laboratory gain increased commercial use.

  • NanoRacks platform placed outside International Space Station

    Eric ShearAugust 18th, 2016

    On Aug. 9, 2016, the NanoRacks External Platform (NREP) was placed on the exterior of the International Space Station (ISS). It was completely self-funded by the company and is the first-ever commercial gateway-and-return to the extreme environment of space. It was designed in-house and manufactured by Airbus whose also has an office in Houston.

  • NextSTEP-2 companies to develop deep space habitat prototypes

    Derek RichardsonAugust 13th, 2016

    Earlier this week, NASA selected six U.S. companies to develop deep space habitat ground prototypes under the second Next Space Technologies for Exploration Partnerships (NextSTEP-2) Broad Agency Announcement. The goal of these partnerships is to advance commercial development of space while supporting human spaceflight missions to beyond low-Earth orbit (LEO).

  • NASA, CASIS and NanoRacks will refly student experiments lost on SpaceX CRS-7 accident

    Jim SiegelJuly 24th, 2015

    Eight students from Chatfield High School located in Littleton, CO, along with hundreds of other spectators who attended the ill-fated June 28 Commercial Resupply Services 7 (CRS-7) launch, got a reminder of just how challenging it is to send payloads into orbit. They, and students from dozens of other schools across the country, had experiments aboard the Dragon […]

  • ISS deploys two cubesats following repairs to launcher

    Jim SharkeyMarch 3rd, 2015

    On Friday, Feb. 27, two small Dove satellites belonging to Planet Labs were successfully deployed into orbit from the International Space Space (ISS). This was the first deployment attempt since the recent completion of on-orbit repairs to the station’s satellite deployment system. More Dove satellites will be deployed through March 15 when the deployment window […]