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Starlab Is A Cosmic Win for Ohio

Voyager Space

Ohio State University will soon be home to a ground-based copy of a space laboratory planned for a new commercial space station. The Ohio-based lab will be a replica of the George Washington Carver Science Park, a key science component of the “Starlab” next-generation space station. The replica laboratory, or “analog,” will allow researchers to test experiments on the ground while identical experiments are conducted aboard Starlab in Earth orbit. The Carver Science Park, established by space tech leaders Voyager Space and Nanoracks, will be a core element of Starlab, the companies’ planned future commercial space station. The project is now underway with a facility at OSU’s College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, and this year, the partners will break ground on a stand-alone facility on the Ohio State Air Transportation & Aerospace Campus.

Join CMC and a panel of project leaders for an in-depth look at how this new facility landed in Ohio and what it promises for the state and for researchers. The panel will feature John M. Horack, Ph.D., Neil Armstrong Chair in Aerospace Policy, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, The Ohio State University, Jeffrey Manber, President of International and Space Stations, Voyager Space Holdings, and Founder, Nanoracks, and Scott Shearer, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, The Ohio State University, with host Frederic Bertley, Ph.D., President & CEO, COSI.

 Important Announcement 

We will be temporarily holding our weekly forums at the Grange Insurance Audubon Center, (which has free on-site parking), and serving box lunches. This change in venue is due to remodeling at the Boat House due to water damage from a ruptured sprinkler head during the holiday cold snap.