Accelerating Our Future In Space

The 10th annual International Space Station Research and Development Conference (ISSRDC) took place virtually August 3-5, 2021, and was hosted by the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), manager of the International Space Station (ISS) National Laboratory; NASA; and the American Astronautical Society.

The theme for our 2021 conference was “Challenge. Partnership. Transformation.” The past couple of years have been filled with challenges that have required us to come together and transform how we think and work. Through partnership, we can achieve the transformation needed to address the many challenges we face today—here on Earth, in driving a robust economy in low Earth orbit, and as we advance our exploration goals to the Moon and beyond.

The conference sessions we held in 2021 explored a wide variety of topics, including:

  • Space policy
  • Regenerative medicine
  • In-space production applications
  • Advanced materials
  • Investment in the evolving low Earth orbit economy
  • Inspiring the next generation through space-based research and programs


Registration Policies and Details

PAYMENT: Your registration is not reserved until full payment is received. We accept online payments by credit card through PayPal. A PayPal account is not required to make payment, if you can have any questions please contact Dalia Ruffatto.

CANCELLATION POLICY: By submitting an online registration, you agree to pay the full fee. Cancellations received no later than July 15, 2019, will be charged an $80 cancellation fee (either billed or subtracted from the refunded fee). If you do not cancel by July 15, you will be charged the full fee. You may cancel online or by calling the ISS National Lab at 321-757-6134.

Hotel Deposit/Cancellation Policy

Guests will be charged a deposit in the amount of one night’s room and tax at the time of the reservation. The deposit is non-refundable after July 14.

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