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February 18-24, 2013 / Vol 32, No 7 / Hawai`i Island, USA

15 Feb 2013, 21:46 UTC
February 18-24, 2013 / Vol 32, No 7 / Hawai`i Island, USA
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International Space Station: Expanding Scientific, Educational, Commercial Interest in Space
Funded until 2020, the year humans may return to the Moon, the ISS is becoming increasingly popular and accessible with events such as ‘Destination Station Experience’ on February 21 – March 1 in Arizona, USA. This program promotes awareness of ISS contributions in fields such as human / environmental health, scientific research and STEM education. It features a main exhibit at the Arizona Museum of Natural History and events at the Arizona Challenger Center Feb 23-24, Mesa Community College Feb 28, Phoenix Children’s Hospital Mar 1 and Phoenix Public Library Mar 2. National Space Agencies connect the public with the ISS crew by hosting live chats, two of which are scheduled Feb 20 and Feb 22. The annual Student Spaceflight Experiments Program where students worldwide compete to send their microgravity research projects to the ISS begins Feb 25. CASIS and MassChallenge are accepting proposals for ISS entrepreneurial research projects until April 3; winners can receive US$100K. Inspired by commercial potential, SpaceX and Orbital Sciences Corp. work to resupply the ISS, and Bigelow Aerospace is developing a commercial space station (launch 2016) for private companies / individuals to conduct research ...

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