EIN 27-5410763

Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS)

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The mission of CASIS is to maximize use of this unparalleled platform for innovation, which can benefit all humankind and inspire a new generation to look to the stars.
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Casis manages the international Space station u.s. national laboratory, under cooperative agreement with nasa. As a public service enterprise, the iss national lab allows researchers to leverage this multiuser facility to improve quality of life on earth, mature space-based business models, advance Science literacy in the future workforce, and expand a sustainable and scalable market in low earth orbit. Casis enables and facilitates access to research resources on the iss in support of non-nasa Science, technology, and education initiatives from u.s. government agencies, academic institutions, and the private sector.

Grants made by CASIS

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Regents of the University of ColoradoThis Project Supports Investigator Access To Biological Specimens From A Rodent Research Reference Mission for Fundamental Biomedical Research on the Iss National Lab.$142,971
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)Studies the Effects of Spaceflight on Musculoskeletal Disease Biology Using A Tissue-On-A-Chip Cartilage-Bone-Synovium Joint Model.$101,693
Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT)Synthesizes New Types of Semiconductor Crystals on the Iss That Are Nontoxic and Can Be Grown at A Faster Rate Than Other Semiconductor Materials.$87,171
...and 7 more grants made

Who funds Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS)

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Methuselah FoundationResearch$250,000
AmazonSmile FoundationGeneral Support$7
Federal funding details
Federal agencyProgram nameAmount
National Aeronautics & Space AdministrationSPACE OPERATIONS$11,627,943
National Science FoundationENGINEERING$103,334

Personnel at CASIS

Ramon Ray LugoPresident and Chief Executive Officer$102,083
Ray LugoChief Executive Officer
Kenneth ShieldsChief Operating Officer$203,514
Michael Roberts, Ph.D.Chief Scientific Officer$207,825
Richard LeachChief Strategic Officer$169,057
...and 18 more key personnel

Financials for CASIS

RevenuesFYE 09/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$12,046,064
Program services$650,145
Investment income and dividends$485
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$6,446
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$1,447
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$12,704,587

Form 990s for CASIS

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-092023-02-13990View PDF
2021-092022-02-23990View PDF
2020-092021-04-13990View PDF
2019-092020-10-02990View PDF
2018-092019-05-14990View PDF
...and 7 more Form 990s
Data update history
June 21, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 7 new personnel
June 19, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2022
June 17, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 5 new personnel
June 13, 2023
Used new vendors
Identified 2 new vendors, including , and
June 9, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 4 new personnel
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General information
6905 N Wickham Rd 500
Melbourne, FL 32940
Metro area
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL
Website URL
(321) 253-5101
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NTEE code, primary
U30: Physical Sciences, Earth Sciences Research, Services
NAICS code, primary
813920: Professional Associations
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