NanoRacks’ commercial space testing platform outside the ISS is now open for business

Say you’ve got an experiment or prototype satellite that you want to expose to the ravages of space. Sure, you could launch it with a bunch of others, but what if you need it back afterwards? NanoRacks has you covered. The company well, actually, the crew of the ISS — has just officially deployed the NanoRacks External Platform, which will allow anyone with the cash to send something up to space, let it feel the effects of microgravity and radiation and then have it returned to Earth in one piece.

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