At yesterday’s Senate hearing, NASA’s William H. Gerstenmaier, Associate Administrator of Human Exploration and Operations, made note of a new Request for Information (RFI) to further the idea of private sector use of the International Space Station.

Wanted: industry ideas

That RFI is called:

Advancing Economic Development in Low Earth Orbit (LEO) via Commercial Use of Limited Availability, Unique International Space Station Capabilities

NASA is seeking industry ideas to stimulate economic development through the use of unique ISS capabilities such as unused common berthing mechanism (CBM) attachment ports, non-standard attachment sites or any other capability which can be used in a way not previously envisioned. NASA is also interested in operating approaches.

The RFI can be found here:


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