American Aerospace Accepting Commercial Reservations for Research On Last Scheduled Space Shuttle Mission
Radnor, PA (USA) – March 8, 2010 – American Aerospace Advisors Inc. today announced that it is accepting commercial reservations for research on STS-133 (ULF-5), the last scheduled Space Shuttle mission, which will provide approximately two weeks of microgravity time.
The company’s commercial payload utilizes flight proven microgravity hardware equipment flown on several earlier Space Shuttle space missions. The system accommodates approximately 100 industry/university samples covering a wide variety of research such as protein crystal growth, cell research, zeolite crystallization, collagen polymerization, ceramic and polymer thin film membrane casting, and a variety of fluid physics studies. All flight results will be the property of the researcher.
The on-orbit research opportunity was enabled through NanoRacks LLC which is working in partnership with NASA under a Space Act Agreement as part of the utilization of the International Space Station as a National Laboratory. To read more, download AAAI-Release-Shuttle_Mission(100k pdf).