MSS18 Internships: Ana Cristina, Michelle and Samuel report back from NASA AMES

“From the moment you enter NASA Ames Research Park and face the Space Shuttle model that was once tested here in the world’s biggest wind tunnel, you can’t help but to feel inspired to go work and contribute to the future of space exploration.

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More ISU Alumni at SSP18 than Participants 160 vs 135

ISU Vice-Chancellor Prof. Pascale Ehrenfreund welcomed over 160 ISU alumni, gathered for the International Space University’s annual alumni conference. It took place this year at TU Delft, The Netherlands, one of the three locations where the Space Studies Program SSP18 is hosted.

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ISU Continues to Stay in Touch with Previous SSP Host Sites

During the astronaut panel of ISU’s Space Studies Program SSP17 in Cork, Ireland, one of the invited astronauts, Paolo Nespoli, was not able to attend as he was in quarantine for his next long-duration flight to the International Space Station (ISS).

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Football Match ISU Alumni and Staff versus SSP17 Participants: 1-1


As now traditional, during the ISU SSP17 alumni weekend and conference, a football match was organized between the Space Studies Program SSP17 participants and the alumni and staff.

Unfortunately, the 1-1 result is not … referring to the final score but to the number of registered participants. Indeed, by a sheer coincidence this year an equal number of alumni (112) taking part in the weekend as there were SSP17 participants! (also 112).
The soccer score was ‘slightly’ less positive for the staff and alumni (they finally lost with 8-2…) but that did not hinder at all the great atmosphere.

alumniWE SSP17 2.pngThe high number of participants, who expressed unanimously their satisfaction of this event and the ISU organizational support, is a clear indication on the right way this yearly gathering is developing.

In particular, the presentations of ISU alumni to the participants, explaining how ‘ISU changed my life’ were very well received and appreciated.
Steve Brody, ISU Vice-President for North American Operations then moderated a debate on how alumni see the future of ISU. Panelists included representatives of ISU SSP15 Vision 2040.

Alumni participants were delighted to be able to take part in ISU’s 30th anniversary celebrations. They enjoyed mingling with SSP17 participants whilst enjoying a delicious gala dinner. And many had brought with them their costumes to relive some fun moments during the Space Masquerade.

This success is a strong encouragement for the ISU team to continue this activity and even improve it the coming years!

Memories of the ISU Alumni Conference 2017 can be found HERE.

WHAT OUR ALUMNI SAY


"My life can be clearly divided between before and after ISU. ISU was a breaking point that created a world of possibilities in front of me."

Carmen Felix - MSS10 -

"Attending ISU has been, for me, the ultimate eye-opening experience. Attending the Master of Space Studies allowed me to pursue my personal interests with a limit determined only by my imagination."

Diego Urbina - MSS09 -

"My space flight was the changing point in my whole life. Since my background was mechanical engineering, I did not know much about space, which led me to the International Space University."

Soyeon Yi - SSP09 -

"ISU is broadening the global space community and connecting New Space countries to old and mighty ones."

Mart Vihmand - SSP11&MSS13 -

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