NSS to Send Students Experiments to Space with EXOS Aerospace

Students from Andrew Goodin’s Building Creative Confidence class at Grand Center Arts Academy, along with the 3D-printed capsule and their experiments. (Credit: NSS)

WASHINGTON, DC, April 27, 2017 (NSS PR) — Enterprise In Space (EIS), a non-profit program of the National Space Society (NSS) will soon launch several experiments into space aboard a suborbital flight using reusable rocket technology.

As a demonstration of EIS’ NewSpace education program, the experiments draw from the different areas of the educational spectrum, middle school education and postgraduate research. In partnership with EIS’ higher education-focused Enterprise Centers for Excellence program, the Center for Applied Space Technology (CAST) has designed a biological microgravity experiment for postgraduate research into space medicine. Using a Biological Research in Canisters (BRIC) 100, featuring nine petri dishes, CAST believes its experiment will have both terrestrial applications and uses during long-duration space flight.

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Made In Space Teams with Enterprise In Space to 3D Print First Space-Bound Airframe

Alice Hoffman, Mike Snyder and Lynne Zielinski with EIS 3D printed model. (Credit: NSS)
Alice Hoffman, Mike Snyder and Lynne Zielinski with EIS 3D printed model. (Credit: NSS)

WASHINGTON, D.C., December 18, 2015 (NSS PR) — Enterprise In Space (EIS), an international project of the non-profit National Space Society, is excited to announce a partnership with Made In Space, Inc. to extensively use 3D printed components in a spacecraft to be launched into Earth orbit. This educational spacecraft will be the first real spacecraft bearing the “Enterprise” name. Once in orbit, the NSS Enterprise will not only be the first 3D printed airframe in space, but it will also carry more than 100 passive and active student experiments into space and back to Earth.

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NSS Launches Enterprise in Space

NSS_Enterprise_in_SpaceWASHINGTON, DC – September 24, 2014 (NSS PR) — The National Space Society (NSS) is launching a new project called “Enterprise In Space” (EIS). This project will design, build, launch, orbit, re-enter, tour, and display a science-fiction-inspired satellite as a science education and technology demonstration project for all ages and as a tribute to the great visionaries of science and science fiction.

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