Since the 1998 launch, the International Space Station (ISS) has been performed on a number of micro-gravity environment test from the government. Recently, however American Airlines Administration (NASA) space technology research and development company to start from the private sector an invitation, and also to lobby these companies to further expand their business activities to the orbiting laboratory in. For this reason, NASA has made some efforts, the agency released a specific interest in space research private sector issued & ldquo; Information & rdquo; file and provided above also provides a future in this field, formed a cooperative manner.
NASA hopes these unique capabilities and research opportunities from the ISS to attract more business partners, and ultimately to achieve the purpose to enhance the economic efficiency of the near-Earth orbit.
Deputy Director of NASA human exploration and operations William Gerstenmaier Board noted that in the design of ISS when they put all the energy into account the usefulness of the whole into account, but they found that the industry must be innovative than imagined, and the industry can they had never thought to expand research or commercial activities, so now they want to use the power of these companies to help them find the ISS users to the fullest way.