ISS: Still in assembly, producing science research accomplishments | NASASpaceFlight.com
By Editor, NASA Spaceflight.com, Posted 08/24/09
"The International Space Station (ISS) is responding to claims made during the Augustine Commission review...where it was suggested scientists have seen only a small amount of science being produced on the orbital outpost. NASA produced a 262 page 2008 presentation (pdf link at bottom of this article) to list the science that has already been conducted, despite the Station still undergoing assembly." The article notes that despite criticism, "the reality is 138 major experiments have been completed on Station – prior to the recent increase of the orbital outpost's crew to a compliment of six." "With the quantity of science set to continue to ramp up over the next few years, a decision not to throw away the capability of the Station in 2016 will gain yet more science." Some commercially relevant research is summarized in this report.