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Individuals and Merchants Can Now Fly Goods on ISS

Goods Flown on ISS with Alpha Space can now be Sold Upon Return to Earth Houston, TX:  Alpha Space Test & Research Alliance has signed a Space Act Agreement with NASA that allows Alpha Space to fly items to space for individuals and companies on a commercial basis. Anyone can …

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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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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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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 …

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 …