The International Space Station in space with the Earth below in the background.

Some of the projects we support are out of this world! Our staff are supporting the University of North Dakota by providing world class laboratory space near the Kennedy Space Center to enable 3-D printing and testing of NASA’s astronaut suits. Check out this video on why this these new suits are important to NASA’s mission and the safety of their astronauts. 

We provide operations, facility, and IT support, and health and safety oversight for the Space Life Sciences Laboratory, a joint effort between State of Florida and NASA for payloads bound to the International Space Station.   

This facility is a full-service, multi-tenant research laboratory supporting Earth and Space Life Science technology and product development. It’s located in Exploration Park on federal property directly outside the security perimeter of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. 

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