The International Space Station has always been sold as an orbiting science laboratory, though just what those astronauts were studying has never been entirely clear. Now NASA has announced that once the ISS is completed in 2010 (or will it?), the agency will open up about half of the U.S.’s research space on the ISS for outside use—both for other government agencies, such as the DOE or Pentagon, and for universities and corporations.
So we ask you: What would you like to see the research space on the ISS used for? We’ll forward along the best suggestions to NASA HQ, and include a roundup in either print or on Popsci.com. Leave your ideas in the comments.—Michael Moyer