Posted 11-20-2018 Last week we hosted a visit by Commercial Spaceflight Federation staff and members/patrons at our Florida office and laboratory. It was great to make new friends who share our enthusiasm for living and working in space.
Posted 11-19-2018 At left, Techshot engineers Jordan Fite (foreground), Clayton Grosse and Chris Scherzer prepare the company's Multi-use Variable-gravity Platform (MVP) experiment modules to host samples from their customer, a research team from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). At right, Fite, Dr. Garima Dwivedi, Postdoctoral Associate at MIT and the Harvard School of Dental Medicine; and MIT professor Dr. Alan Grodzinsky fill the modules' culture chambers. With all customer samples loaded, Techshot began an experiment validation test that will conclude in December. The test is being conducted at Techshot's laboratory at the Space Life Science Lab at the Kennedy Space Center, in preparation for a launch of the same samples and equipment to the International Space Station (ISS) early next year. This research focuses on a cartilage-bone-synovium joint tissue chip model to study the effects of space flight on musculoskeletal disease biology, motivated by post-traumatic osteoarthritis and bone loss. The ability of pharmaceuticals to limit and potentially reverse bone and cartilage degeneration will be fully tested in space inside Techshot's MVP research facility. Launch is expected aboard SpaceX mission CRS-17 in February.
Posted 11-14-2018 The vehicle is on the pad, but it looks like weather is going to keep us from launching our customer's experiment in the morning. Techshot's Ashleigh Ruggles, Rachel Ormsby, Rich Boling, and Nathan Thomas are at the pad at Wallops Island, Virginia checking out the rocket.
Posted 11-12-2018 Understanding how cement solidifies in low gravity on the moon and on Mars will be important to the manufacture of effective human habitats for pioneering spaceflight crews. Techshot hardware launching to the International Space Station this week may help answer important questions that could aid deep space exploration.
Posted 09-10-2018 Nice new profile of our CEO by Purdue University.
Posted 08-31-2018 Thanks to @AstroSerena for performing the field calibration of the Techshot Bone Densitometer this week aboard the International Space Station. We appreciate your help. Now we're ready for another round of bone scans in space next month.
Posted 08-23-2018 Getting closer to launch. We hosted the critical design review for our space-based 3D BioFabrication Facility at our Indiana office this week.
Posted 08-13-2018 Our terrific summer interns are preparing to head back to campus. Many thanks for your dedication and hard work. Well done! Left to right: Jasper Boland, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Adele Becker, Purdue Polytechnic Institute; George Tipker, Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis; Alora Mazarakis, University of Louisville; Luke Malone, University of Louisville; and Grant Vellinger, Liberty University.
Posted 07-23-2018 Thanks to Astronaut Ricky Arnold for helping us get ready for the next round of ops with the Techshot Bone Densitometer (BD). We love seeing BD (the black payload visible in the lower right of the image below) in the same shot as the Techshot Multi-use Variable-gravity Platform (MVP), which is two rows above BD to the left of the black laptop computer, just above the blue horizontal bar.
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