In Science and Space: Voyager Space has chosen Ohio to host the ground component of its space research park, the George Washington Carver Science Park.
The lab will be located in Ohio in partnership with the State of Ohio, JobsOhio and One Columbus. Next year, the organization plans to build a new facility at the Ohio State Aerospace and Air Transportation Campus. The ground laboratory is intended to support space research, including a high bay laboratory space for scientific research experiments related to Starlab activities. Ohio said some of the lab’s research could benefit state agriculture in water quality, crop genetics, production efficiency, and animal health.
Currently operating on the International Space Station (ISS), the George Washington Carver Science Park consists of Nanoracks research hardware, including the Bishop Airlock. Voyager Space plans that his GWCSP in the future will operate on his Starlab commercial space station, where there will be an analog replica of the laboratory on Earth.
“Ohio is the birthplace of aviation and has a deep history of aerospace and defense innovation,” said Dylan Taylor, Chairman and CEO of Voyager Space. “Ohio is the most favorable location for a ground facility that will support the long-term success and utilization of the George Washington Carver Science Park. You will have the opportunity to influence and inspire the organizations you work with.”