ISSRDC 2019: International Space Station Research Results in Materials Science

The microgravity environment of the ISS allows investigation into materials processes and properties that would otherwise be masked by sedimentation and buoyancy-driven convection on Earth. This session highlighted some of the innovative materials science research being done on the ISS and how space-based research is contributing to our basic understanding of materials properties, generating commercial opportunities and benefiting both exploration programs such as Artemis as well as people back on Earth.