By Jeffrey Manber – Here it is! A brand new web site to celebrate our new theme of ‘space 4 everyone!’
Our objective is to provide a platform where you-the growing number of users for space station products and services can come together to ask questions, answer questions, complain, learn, be creative, get results, change how we think about low earth orbit, really get close to the International Space Station and other unworldly destinations, all while having a great time.
2010 was a great year for us, starting of course, with the fact that our first two research platforms have been permanently installed in the U.S. National Laboratory onboard the International Space Station. I still have fun even writing those words.
Our partner Kentucky Space, working with the University of Kentucky, was our first customer. Others have followed, including the great team at the Valley Christian School which flew the first commercial secondary school project to the space station and first secondary school to use our Platform.
Ohio State University also had a payload that flew. And very soon our educational partner NCESSE, which has gone ahead with the first national commercial space STEM project that involves 16 school districts will be flying on STS -134.
We’re also working with overseas partners and other domestic partners and look forward to sharing that with you soon.
Now we are gearing up for the second full year of operations. Sure we’re proud of the hardware we are building and the growing list of customers. But the icing on the cake will be to have everyone working with us to communicate with one another. All of us at NanoRacks believes that we are on the cusp of a revolution in everyday use of the “mysterious” environment of space.
Whether for research, education or commercial we are motivated by the belief that if we can continue to keep prices low—really low, and if we are smart—really smart, and if we know how to build quality space hardware and we think we do—and if you, our customers and vendors and friends, give it a lot of hard thought, than we can realize the potential of opening space to a new generation of users.
And the International Space Station will be only the first step.
Enjoy the site.