AFRL partners with NASA, academia, industry on spacecraft flight experiment

The Air Force Research Laboratory Space Vehicles Directorate in collaboration with the Georgia Tech Research Institute, or GTRI, NASA and DuPont de Nemours, Inc., has a brand-new spacecraft materials experiment flying on the International Space Station.
A SpaceX cargo Dragon spacecraft delivered the experiment named 16 Materials International Space Station Experiment, or MISSE-16, to the ISS July 16, 2022. It consists of materials never before tested in space and was installed onto an ISS platform called the Materials International Space Station Flight Facility during a recent extravehicular activity, where it will remain collecting data for the next six months before returning to earth in early 2023 for analysis.