Below is a statement from CASIS President & Executive Director Gregory H. Johnson on the loss of the SpaceX CRS-7 vehicle:

“This morning, an anomaly took place on the SpaceX Dragon vehicle as it intended to send research and supplies to the International Space Station.  While it is disappointing to all involved, CASIS is determined to work with our launch partners at SpaceX and NASA to ensure future flight opportunities. Our mission of advancing research knowledge is not without risk, but we firmly believe that the potential discoveries are worth the peril. We remain steadfastly committed to facilitating access to the station for research initiatives committed to benefitting life on Earth.”