The Fisher Institute for Strategic Air and Space Studies signed a contract with NanoRacks to pursue cooperation in the field of space exploration.
The first project resulting from this agreement is Israel’s expected participation on the cube payload laboratory of NASA’s Space Shuttle Endeavour’s final mission, STS-134.
The head of the Fisher Institute, Brig. Gen. (ret.) Asaf Agmon, said: “toward the end of the space shuttle program, the Fisher Institute sees great importance in Israel’s participation in this important project. Maj. Gen. (ret.) Herzl Bodinger, chairman of the board of the Institute, adds that “in addition to the scientific importance of the experiments, they are very important to Israel position as a leader in the field of space and bio-medical research”.
Read the full press release here: The Fisher Institute and NanoRacks cooperation agreement.