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We're in Orbit Over the International Space Station National Laboratory

 

Universities, companies and research centers across Northeast Ohio are eagerly anticipating a decision that could make our region the headquarters for the space economy of the future. NASA soon will decide where to locate the command center for its International Space Station National Laboratory. For the past several months, a contingent of business leaders, scientists and gov ernment officials -- led by Team Northeast Ohio -- have tirelessly campaigned to attract this extraordinary opportunity to Cleveland's Health-Tech Corridor.

 

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VOICE YOUR OPINION

 

Send a letter

 

NASA has no firm deadline for announcing where the International Space Station National Laboratory command center will be based. However, a decision is imminent. Letters of support for the Cleveland location, referencing Cooperative Agreement No tice NNH11SOM002, are strongly encouraged and may be sent to:

 

Charles F. Bolden Jr.

Administrator

National Aeronautics and Space

Administration

300 E St. SW

Washington, D.C. 20546

 

See http://www.cleveland.com/opinion/index.ssf/2011/06/were_in_orbit_over_the_interna.html#comments

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^ This would be a HUGE national (and even international) win for Cleveland and Ohio.

 

The spin off from this in Cleveland would be incredible. 

 

From a June 2 article:

 

Cleveland's Health-Tech Corridor is an emerging district that runs between downtown Cleveland and University Circle. The hope is that the MidTown Tech Park will attract businesses as well as keep new companies from leaving Cleveland's incubators.

 

Haviland said Thursday that expansion plans show the group is serious about attracting opportunities, such as housing an international space station national laboratory.

 

In April, Space Laboratory Associates, a joint venture between Battelle Memorial Institute in Columbus and Universities Space Research Association of Columbia, Md., said it would locate to MidTown if it receives a 10-year management contract from NASA.

 

http://www.cleveland.com/business/index.ssf/2011/06/midtown_cleveland_inc_announce.html

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Either way, the announcement sounds like it will be coming soon.  (old deadline was May 31).

 

And the title of this thread should be: "International Space Station National Laboratory"  ... this will be involving more than just NASA.

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Either way, the announcement sounds like it will be coming soon.  (old deadline was May 31).

 

And the title of this thread should be: "International Space Station National Laboratory"  ... this will be involving more than just NASA.

 

Done. I shortened for purposes of brevity.


"Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you respond." -- Coach Lou Holtz

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...

 

VOICE YOUR OPINION

 

Send a letter

 

NASA has no firm deadline for announcing where the International Space Station National Laboratory command center will be based. However, a decision is imminent. Letters of support for the Cleveland location, referencing Cooperative Agreement No tice NNH11SOM002, are strongly encouraged and may be sent to:

 

Charles F. Bolden Jr.

Administrator

National Aeronautics and Space

Administration

300 E St. SW

Washington, D.C. 20546

 

See http://www.cleveland.com/opinion/index.ssf/2011/06/were_in_orbit_over_the_interna.html#comments

 

We are hoping that this project lands at 7000 Euclid Ave. which would connect one of the gaps between Baker Electric and the MidTown Tech Park.  I encourage anyone interested to follow up with a letter to Mr. Bolden. 

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Midtown would get something better than a mental hospital... ;)

 

I don't think that many jobs are involved with this (the hospital would have added 500 jobs!), and it involves no new construction. The space station lab would be based in an existing renovated building in the 7000 block of Euclid Ave. It's an important project, but unless it creates a ton of spin-off jobs, it won't be as big as the hospital we lost to Kasich and the suburbs.


"Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you respond." -- Coach Lou Holtz

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^ Thanks for the clear-up.  This however, wouldn't get the privilege of staying in Ohio or NEO. It's either Cleveland...or some other state.

 

From the articles above:

 

"The project would initially create 32 jobs in the area, but Team NEO hopes it would lead to more in subsequent years. “As companies start to cluster around this location, there would be new companies brought into the area and new jobs created,” Foran said."

 

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"The agreement with NASA would last 10 years and could total $138 million, according to a news release from the Ohio Department of Development.

 

SLA would not be based at NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland. Instead, it likely would be based in a soon-to-be renovated building adjacent to the new MidTown Tech Park on Euclid Avenue. NASA Glenn wants to remain neutral in the race for the space station lab so it might win work from whichever firm wins the contract. "

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Great News.  Please make it happen. With future growth we would finally get a chance to keep our kids in Cleveland after we educate them.

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It looks like NASA may not be in that big of a hurry to pick a manager or location:

 

With shuttle program ending, it's time to see what space station can do

 

 

By Scott Powers, McClatchy-Tribune News Service July 6, 2011

 

In hopes of generating more space-related jobs, DiBello’s Space Florida has set up a new nonprofit called The Center for The Advancement of Science in Space that seeks to run part of the station’s science program.

 

The station has four users. A partnership of the European Space Agency, Japan, Russia, Canada, Brazil and others, controlled by an international board, uses about a quarter of the station’s resources and astronaut time. The rest is divided between NASA, the U.S. Department of Defense and a NASA-administered national laboratory open to private companies, universities and individual scientists.

 

DiBello has submitted a still-sealed bid to run the national laboratory. Cleveland-based Space Laboratory Associates, a partnership of Battelle Memorial Institute of Ohio and a consortium of research universities, has also bid, and there are reports that at least two other universities have as well. NASA must pick a manager by Oct. 1.

 

Read more: http://www.vancouversun.com/technology/space-shuttle/With+shuttle+program+ending+time+what+space+station/5059219/story.html#ixzz1RZGC1ZWz

 

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Unfortunately Cleveland didnt win the Lab:

 

Northeast Ohio won't be home to new lab tied to International Space Station

By CHUCK SODER    3:00 pm, July 13, 2011

 

Northeast Ohio will not be home to a new national laboratory designed to make better use of the International Space Station.

 

NASA instead chose to locate the lab at the Kennedy Space Center, which is just east of Orlando, Fla.

http://www.crainscleveland.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20110713/FREE/110719937

 

 

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With the blow that the ending of the Shuttle program has caused to the space industry in Cental Florida (and heat NASA has taken for it) I'm not surprised they were thrown any bone they could. Disappointing yes, but at 30 jobs this wasn't exactly going to turn Midtown into the next Houston. Let's be glad we have Glenn -- and its thousands of jobs -- and do everything we can to protect and expand that asset.

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cosidering that NASA already has the resources in Brevard, this should be no surprise.  Plus with the present Administration trimming back the budget it makes sense.  NASA has, since the Nixon Admin. been nickled & dimed.  Apollo was supposed to last well in to the '70's with many more moon missions than actually made.  The Carter Admin. went cheap on the Space Shuttle and we got solid propellant boosters instead of one large chemical propelled booster...., and the saga continues

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