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ACRONYMS A&R Automation and Robotics AMICA Autonomous Microgravity Industrial Carrier CCDS Center for the Commercial Development of Space CDSF Commercially Developed Space Facility DARPA Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency DOD Department of Defense EDO Extended Duration Orbiter ELV Expendable Launch Vehicle ESA European Space Agency EURECA European Retrievable Carrier GAS Can Get-Away-Special Canister . ISF Industrial Space Facility JEA Joint Endeavor Agreement MBB Messerschmitt-Boelkow-Blohm MMS Multimission Modular Spacecraft MSAD Microgravity Science and Applications Division (NASA) MSL Material Science Laboratory NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration 57
NIST National Institute of Standards and Technology NRC National Research Council OAST Office of Aeronautics and Space Technology (NASA) OCP Office of Commercial Programs (NASA) OSS Office of Space Station (NASA) OSSA Office of Space Science and Applications (NASA) R&D Research and Development RFP Request for Proposals SAMS Space Acceleration Measurement System SFU Space Flyer Unit SIP Space Industries Partnership SPAS Shuttle Pallet Satellite SSDA Space Systems Development Agreement TDRSS Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System USML United States Microgravity Laboratory USMP United States Microgravity Payload 58