REDMOND, WASHINGTON (2 December 2014) — Space Angels Network and the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) announced their agreement today to promote angel investment in projects aboard the International Space Station U.S. National Laboratory.
Space Angels Network Principal, Amir Blachman said, “This relationship showcases the historic growth of private investment in space. We are excited to have our telescope focused on the ISS, and are honored to work with CASIS’s team members who are steeped in space flight, space economics and space science.”
NASA has given CASIS the responsibility of inspiring the imagination of entrepreneurs and scientists alike, accelerating and facilitating space-based research. CASIS drives scientific inquiry toward developing groundbreaking new technologies and products that tangibly affect our lives, with results including new technologies and scientific knowledge in medicine, materials, and communications.
“CASIS is proud to welcome Space Angels Network as a key partner in making investment dollars available to many of the startup companies interested in commercial space,” said CASIS Director of Development and Partnerships, Ed Harris. “Space Angels Network has a unique focus that allows its investors to understand commercial space trends and opportunities, and we look forward to working alongside them as we both push the limits of what is possible on our Nation’s only orbiting laboratory.”
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The Center for Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) was selected by NASA in 2011 to maximize use of the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory. CASIS is dedicated to supporting and accelerating innovations and new discoveries that will enhance the health and wellbeing of people on our planet. For more information, www.iss-casis.org