Space Foundation Press Releases

Axiom Worldwide Joins Certified Space Technology Program

Written by: Space Foundation Editorial Team

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May. 17, 2007) — The Space Foundation announced that Axiom Worldwide is a sublicense partner with X-1R lubricants, a Lifetime Certified Space Technology. Axiom Worldwide, headquartered in Tampa, Fla., is a medical technology company that creates non-surgical therapeutic equipment for healthcare providers to improve the quality of patient’s lives.

“The Space Foundation is happy to recognize Axiom as a sublicense partner through their use of X-1R lubricants,” said Kevin Cook, director of Space Technology Awareness for the Space Foundation. “This partnership recognizes a unique combination of advanced medical technology with a Lifetime Certified Space Technology.”

The DRX9000 True Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression System(TM) is a medical device that accomplishes spinal column decompression and healing without pharmaceuticals or surgery. This FDA-cleared device accomplishes spinal elongation similar to that experienced in a micro-gravity environment.

Today, Axiom uses X-1R lubricants on subsystems critical to the DRX9000. This exclusive alliance combines X-1R’s years of extreme-performance lubrication research and Axiom’s spinal decompression expertise to improve the lives of thousands who suffer from lower back and neck pain. X-1R and Axiom Worldwide are also developing a line of co-branded lubrication and cleaning products based on DRX9000 research for use in a range of medical products including non-competitive medical OEM manufacturers.

The Space Certification program was created by the Space Foundation, in cooperation with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), to raise awareness and understanding about space and the significant and practical benefits of technologies originally developed for the space program, which have been adapted into products and services that improve life on Earth. For more information about these and other space technologies that improve life here on Earth – visit the Space Certification Program online at


About The X-1R Corporation

The X-1R Corporation, located in Daytona Beach FL, produces lubricants for applications ranging from sports gear, automobiles and manufacturing equipment to the largest marine ice breakers in the world and even the mammoth Space Shuttle Crawler. X-1R is the only Certified Space Technology Lubricant in the world today and one of the elite inductees into the Space Technology Hall of Fame. For further information visit:

About the Space Foundation

Founded in 1983 and headquartered in Colorado Springs, the Space Foundation is a national nonprofit organization that vigorously advances civil, commercial, and national security space endeavors and inspires, enables, and propels tomorrow’s explorers. The Space Foundation also has an office in Washington, D.C., and Field Representatives in Houston, Texas, and Cape Canaveral, Fla. The Space Foundation is a leader in space awareness activities, trade association services, research and analysis for the global space industry, and educational enterprises that bring space into the classroom. Along with partnering organizations, the Space Foundation conducts Strategic Space and Defense, 9-11 October 2007, in Omaha, Neb. The Space Foundation also conducts the premier annual gathering of the global space community, the National Space Symposium, which takes place April 7-10, 2008, at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs. For more information, visit