The International Space Station is facing a number of key policy issues: how to maintain US access to Soyuz spacecraft in spite of the Iran Non-proliferation Act, managing an assembly schedule that has to wrap up when the shuttle retires in 2010, finding the best alternatives—commercial or otherwise—for cargo access to ISS, and so on. So it’s reassuring to see that ESA is doing its part by starting a study on “possible future cultural utilization” of ISS. The study, to be performed by Arts Catalyst, an independent arts organization based in London, will consult with “artists and cultural practitioners from a broad spectrum of disciplines” on how they could take advantage of the ISS as well as ground-support facilities. To their credit, Arts Catalyst is not new to the use of space, or at least microgravity, to support art, having explored the issue for several years. Given all the issues facing the station, though, it makes one wonder if ESA’s priorities should be focused more on ensuring that there will be a complete, accessible station in the first place.