Tuesday, April 17, 2012

NanoRacks Goes Outside


A NanoRacks promotion video. Click the arrow to watch.

NanoRacks provides "plug and play" microgravity research facilities on the International Space Station.

The above video was posted today on YouTube. It's a glimpse into the future, and what will be possible in just a few years.

We're down to 13 days before the scheduled launch of the SpaceX Dragon to the ISS. If successful, NASA and the United States will have a capability no other nation on Earth has — an automated cargo ship that can deliver and return experiments to and from the microgravity of low Earth orbit.

Once that capability is demonstrated, then companies such as NanoRacks will step in and give birth to an entirely new industry that the United States will lead.

The space geek in me thinks, "This is seriously cool."

Below is a May 2011 NanoRacks promotional video.

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