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Innovation Award for Alpha Space

Alpha Space Test & Research Alliance was named by the Houston Business Journal as one of the most innovative companies in Houston for its business model that includes the MISSE research and development facility on the International Space Station.  MISSE is a commercial testing platform owned and operated by Alpha …

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Alpha Space principal owner receives NASA’s prestigious Exceptional Technology Achievement Medal

Businesswoman and owner of Alpha Space Test and Research Alliance (Alpha Space) and MEI Technologies, Inc. (MEIT) Stephanie Murphy received the Exceptional Technology Achievement Medal from NASA for her leadership in the successful commercial development of a permanent International Space Station (ISS) materials testing facility which significantly expands materials science …

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MISSE is the ideal platform to test your new technology!

  Alpha Space is an ISSNL Implementation Partner that owns and operates the commercial MISSE facility installed on the exterior of the ISS.  With flights and experiment returns about every six months, you can rapidly test and evaluate your material, component or system. Power, data, environmental sensors and four exposure …

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NASA Selects Alpha Space for Lunar Payload

July 1, 2019 Alpha Space Test and Research Alliance, LLC (Alpha Space) announces that NASA selected the company to build a payload destined for the Moon called the Regolith Adherence Characterization (RAC) experiment under its Lunar Surface Instrument and Technology Payloads (LSITP) program. “America is going to the Moon again, …

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Alpha Space celebrates third successful installation of MISSE carriers on the International Space Station

Alpha Space Test and Research Alliance, LLC (Alpha Space), the only company in the world to own and operate a dedicated external testing facility in space, announced today that three new science and experiment carriers have been robotically installed on its MISSE facility on the International Space Station and successfully …

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The ISS National Lab publication highlights Alpha Space and MISSE

UPWARD, the magazine of the ISS National Lab, has highlighted the exciting developments of Alpha Space’s testing platform — MISSE — in a recent article titled, “Tough Enough for Space: Accelerating Materials Testing With a New Permanent Platform.” Click here to read the article which covers the legacy of MISSE, …

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Alpha Space Launches its First MISSE Resupply Mission

Alpha Space Test and Research Alliance, LLC (Alpha Space) launched its latest set of MISSE carriers to the International Space Station on Nov. 17, 2018 aboard the Northrop Grumman NG-10 resupply mission.  Alpha Space owns and operates the MISSE, an orbiting commercial science and testing facility that is permanently installed on …

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Alpha Space’s Commercial Test Facility En Route to Provide Unique, In-Space Capability

Alpha Space Test and Research Alliance, LLC (Alpha Space) announced today the launch of its commercial science and testing facility “MISSE” to the International Space Station (ISS) aboard the SpaceX CRS-14 resupply mission. Alpha Space owns and operates the MISSE, an orbiting commercial science facility that will be permanently installed …

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Science on board MISSE

MISSE-9 Science

Launch Date: April 2, 2018 The MISSE-9 experiment complement is composed of 229 individual samples from both commercial customers and NASA. Samples include 3-D printed materials, sensors, sensor components, textiles, carbon fiber laminates, paints, coatings, polymers, and composites. Each sample is custom mounted to decks that are installed in each …

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NASA Media Teleconference set for March 19 to discuss MISSE and the next Resupply Mission

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 …

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