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ISS Benefits for Humanity

Benefits for Humanity: In Their Own Words .

Benefits of ISS Research

The International Space Station as seen from the departing Atlantis space shuttle, May 23, 2010. (NASA) Earth framing the International Space Station in May 2010 following undocking of Atlantis during the STS-132 mission. (NASA)
Almost as soon as the International Space Station was habitable, researchers began using it to study the impact of microgravity and other space effects on several aspects of our daily lives. This unique scientific platform continues to enable researchers from all over the world to put their talents to work on innovative experiments that could not be done anywhere else. Although each space station partner has distinct agency goals for station research, each partner shares a unified goal to extend the resulting knowledge for the betterment of humanity. We may not know yet what will be the most important discovery gained from the space station, but we already have some amazing breakthroughs! In the areas of human health, telemedicine, education and observations of Earth from space, there are already demonstrated benefits to human life. Vaccine development research, station-generated images that assist with disaster relief and farming, and education programs that inspire future scientists, engineers and space explorers are just some examples of research benefits. The stories featured here summarize the scientific, technological and educational accomplishments of research on the space station that has and will continue to have an impact on life on Earth.

The benefits outlined here serve as examples of the space station's potential as a groundbreaking scientific research facility. Through advancing the state of scientific knowledge of our planet, looking after our health, and providing a space platform that inspires and educates the science and technology leaders of tomorrow, these benefits will drive the legacy of the space station as its research strengthens economies and enhances the quality of life here on Earth for all people.

 

Areas of Benefits

ISS Improves Human Health
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ISS Earth Observation Benefits Disaster Relief
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ISS as a Platform for Global Education
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ISS Partners/Participants Websites

Canadian Space Agency (CSA)
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European Space Agency (ESA)
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Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
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Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos)
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ISS Participant Website: Italian Space Agency (ASI)
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ISS Research & Development Conference

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This conference focuses on ISS Discoveries, Applications and Opportunities and is organized by the American Astronautical Society (AAS) with the support of CASIS and NASA.  The 2014 conference is June 17-19, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place in Chicago.   www.astronautical.org
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Page Last Updated: January 16th, 2014
Page Editor: Kristine Rainey