NASA and Nanoracks Space Act Agreement
NASA plans to operate a share of the United States accommodations of the International Space Station (ISS) as a national laboratory in accordance with the NASA Authorization Act of 2005. To fulfill this mandate, NASA released an announcement entitled the “opportunity for the use of the International Space Station by domestic entities other than U.S federal government agencies.”
NanoRacks responded to that announcement with a proposal to futher utilize the ISS by launching hardware that enables multiple small payloads to be operated within an Expedite the Processing of Experiments to Space Stations (ExPRESS) Rack (ER) locker. To read more, download NASA – NanoRacks Space Act Agreement (1.6Mb pdf).