NASA will host a media teleconference at 11 a.m. EDT Monday, March 19, to discuss a number of science investigations and instruments launching in April to the International Space Station on the next SpaceX commercial resupply mission. Alpha Space will be participating in the following capacity:
Stephanie Murphy, founder of Alpha Space, and Mark Gittleman, the company’s president and chief executive officer, will discuss Alpha Space’s Materials International Space Station Experiment flight facility (MISSE-FF). MISSE will be permanently installed on the exterior of the orbiting laboratory and provide the ability to test materials, coatings, and components in the harsh environment of space, with flight opportunities for experimenters approximately every six months. Testing on MISSE may benefit a variety of industries, including advanced manufacturing of products ranging from protective clothing for astronauts to solar cells.
For full details on the teleconference, click here to read NASA’s release titled “NASA to Highlight Science Launching on Next Resupply Mission to Space Station.”
Audio of the teleconference will stream live on NASA’s website.