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About the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory:
In 2005, Congress designated the U.S. portion of the ISS as the nation’s newest national laboratory to maximize its use for improving quality of life on Earth, promoting collaboration among diverse users, and advancing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. This unique laboratory environment is now available for use by non-NASA U.S. government agencies, academic institutions, and the private sector, providing these customers access to a permanent microgravity setting, a powerful vantage point in low Earth orbit, and the extreme and varied environments of space.
Visit The ISS National Lab at: https://www.issnationallab.org
To foster scientific discovery and technological innovation in space, expand U.S. leadership in commercial space, and inspire the next generation.
Browse our project map which shows recent, current, and upcoming ISS National Lab research projects that seek to improve quality of life for those of us here on our home planet.
The International Space Station U.S. National Laboratory has compiled a series of metrics that encompasses all of the major functions for the organization. The charts on this page are dedicated to showcasing all progress that has been made within these core functions, from Lab utilization to grant value and outreach.