The Science and Technology Advisory Council (STAC) is the Russian organization responsible for program management and implementation of US-funded space research. Reporting to the Russian Space Agency (RKA), the STAC solicited, peer reviewed, and selected proposals from Russia's space research community. This research, as part of the Phase 1 International Space Station research program, will provide a testbed for research activities to be carried out in Phases 2 and 3. In addition, it is expected to provide cooperative opportunities for US researchers in Phases 2 and 3 of the ISS.

$20 million in funding to Russia was provided under contract NAS 15-10110. The contract was in place in November 1993 and finalized in June 1994. Initial STAC meetings were held in February 1995 at the Kenndy Space Center to review proposed research under the contract. The contract's period of performance presently extends into 1998.

STAC Information: Kathryn Havens / NASA UL
STAC Web Information & Comments: Information Systems