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That's one small step for man. One giant leap for nonprofits.
NASA has announced that the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) will develop and manage the US portion of the International Space Station. CASIS will help make sure the station's unique capabilities are available to the broadest possible cross-section of the US scientific, technological, and industrial communities.
CASIS will conduct their work at the Space Life Sciences Lab, which is located near NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Much of their work will involve identifying opportunities non-NASA uses, linking scientific review and economic value. Potential research and development opportunities will be matched with funding sources. The organization will also increase awareness among schools and students about using the station as a learning platform.