Tuesday, July 26, 2011

ISS Partnership Meets to Discuss Station Uses

The NASA website reports that NASA and International Partners (The Multilateral Coordination Board ie the MCB) met recently to discuss new uses for the International Space Station.

The discussion centered around, as the article put it,
  • how to use the space station as a test bed for technologies that will enable missions beyond low Earth orbit.
At present the board has tasked itself with:
  • identifying several specific technology collaboration initiatives based on possible future missions suggested by the International Space Exploration Coordination Group. These technology developments and demonstrations on the station could support voyages to an asteroid or Mars or the development of lunar habitats.
Also the MCB discussed efforts to increase station use by possibly standardizing interfaces for replaceable items and payloads and command protocols for spacecraft.

You can see the complete article here with a download links...

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