Cargo Spacecraft Adding Techshot Equipment to International Space Station

Cargo Spacecraft Adding Techshot Equipment to International Space Station

— 2019 Expected to be Most Active Year for the Company’s Operations in Space —

GREENVILLE, Ind. (April 15, 2019) – With this week’s launch of the Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems uncrewed Cygnus cargo spacecraft on resupply mission NG-11 to the International Space Station, Techshot Inc., begins what is expected to be its most active year in space operations. The commercial space payload developer expects to launch its equipment to the station aboard every American resupply mission in 2019.

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Techshot to Provide Partial Gravity for Cement Solidification Test Aboard International Space Station

Techshot to Provide Partial Gravity for Cement Solidification Test Aboard International Space Station

— Study expected to aid the design of space habitats and improve cement processing techniques on Earth —

GREENVILLE, Ind. (November 12, 2018) – The Techshot Multi-use Variable-g Platform (MVP), a privately-owned and operated device aboard the International Space Station (ISS) designed to conduct research at varying gravity levels, will this month host a Pennsylvania State University experiment studying how cement may behave on the surfaces of extraterrestrial bodies. Cement and MVP experiment modules are expected to launch November 15 aboard an uncrewed Northrop Grumman Cygnus cargo vehicle on mission NG-10 from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport, a commercial space launch facility located at the southern tip of NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island in Virginia.

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Techshot President, CEO John C. Vellinger Appears Before the National Space Council

Remarks by Techshot President, CEO John C. Vellinger

President Trump, Vice President Pence, distinguished members of the National Space Council; it’s an honor to appear before you today, here at the White House.

I’d like to describe how Techshot, the company I co-founded in Indiana nearly 30 years ago, is an innovation engine that uses space to help make life better here on earth, while also enabling deep space exploration.

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Plant Growth Chamber Developed for NASA by Tupperware and Techshot Launching aboard SpaceX CRS-14

Plant Growth Chamber Developed for NASA by Tupperware and Techshot Launching on SpaceX CRS-14

— Companies team up to help improve plant production in space —

An improved system for growing plants in space, developed for NASA by Tupperware Brands and Techshot Inc., is expected to launch to the International Space Station (ISS) April 2 aboard a commercial SpaceX Dragon cargo capsule from Florida’s Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

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Techshot Artificial Gravity Machine to Launch aboard SpaceX CRS-14

Techshot Artificial Gravity Machine to Launch Aboard SpaceX CRS-14

 — Device reproduces Earth, Moon, Mars gravity to aid research aboard International Space Station –

A new privately-owned and operated device designed to conduct research in space at varying gravity levels with a wide variety of sample types – such as tissue chips, plants, fish, cells, protein crystals, worms and flies – will launch to the International Space Station (ISS) aboard the next SpaceX cargo resupply mission. Expected to launch April 2 from space launch complex 40 at Florida’s Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, SpaceX CRS-14 will carry the Techshot Multi-use Variable-gravity Platform (MVP), which can produce artificial gravity in 0.1 g increments, up to a maximum of 2.0 g.

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Techshot research hardware launching on SpaceX-12

SpaceX Cargo Dragon Spacecraft to Deliver Techshot Research Equipment to the International Space Station

— Device will conduct regenerative medicine experiments in space —

Onboard the next SpaceX cargo spacecraft launching to the International Space Station (ISS) from Pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center will be a commercial research system owned and operated by Techshot Inc. The equipment will conduct regenerative medicine experiments onboard the station before returning to Earth in the same capsule for a splashdown off the coast of Southern California approximately 30 days later.

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First Heart Structure 3D Printed in Zero Gravity With Adult Human Stem Cells

Two high-tech companies have teamed up to develop a space hardened 3D bioprinter capable of manufacturing human organs and tissues in orbit. A June 14 test of the consortium’s prototype resulted in the first successful printing of cardiac and vascular structures in zero gravity with adult human stem cells. The experiment was performed 30,000 feet over the Gulf of Mexico aboard a Zero Gravity Corporation aircraft capable of repeatedly producing several seconds of sustained microgravity.

Led by longtime NASA contractor Techshot Inc. – along with nScrypt Inc., a manufacturer of industrial 3D bioprinters – the effort could result in the ability to manufacture transplantable organs in space for patients on earth, and help enable long-duration human exploration of deep space.

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Techshot invents process for manufacturing human blood vessels using a patient’s own stem cells

Techshot has invented a process for manufacturing large human blood vessels using a patient’s own stem cells. Developed with $1.15 million in funding from two consecutive R&D contracts from the Pentagon’s Defense Health Program, the method produces vessels that are expected to initially benefit soldiers with severe injuries to their extremities. Soon after, they should to be available to anyone who, through trauma or disease, needs replacement arteries and/or veins.

“The widespread use of high explosives in current nontraditional battlefields has led to significant increase in extremity injuries,” said Techshot Chief Scientist Eugene D. Boland, Ph.D. “In 2011, it was reported that sixty seven percent of wounds were to the limbs, with severe soft-tissue, bone and vascular injuries.  And because most suffered multiple injuries, autologous, or “spare” vessels harvested from the patient’s own uninjured arm or leg, were unavailable which led to high amputation rates.”

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