Mission: Established through congressional authority and supported by nasa via cooperative agreement no. Nnh11cd70a, the casis mission is to foster scientific discovery and technological innovation in space, expand u. S. Leadership in commercial space, and inspire the next generation.
Programs: Casis focuses on generating demand and streamlining access to the international space station u. S. National laboratory for cutting-edge research and development. The casis research portfolio includes a diverse range of research entities spanning iconic fortune 500 companies, innovative startups, and top-ten research universities. The iss national laboratory, powered by the unique partnership of casis, nasa, and commercial services providers, delivers both value and impact back to the american taxpayer and the u. S. Economy. Casis, as a component of its efforts has developed methods of assessing the value creation of the projects in its portfolio.