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June 24-30, 2013 / Vol 32, No 25 / Hawai`i Island, USA

21 Jun 2013, 20:42 UTC
June 24-30, 2013 / Vol 32, No 25 / Hawai`i Island, USA
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ISU SSP13 Provides International, Interactive, Multidisciplinary Space Education
The 26th International Space University Space Studies Program (SSP13) will be held from June 24 – August 23 at the ISU Central Campus in Strasbourg, France. This 9-week, US$23,408 course for postgraduate students / professionals covers principal space-related disciplines and topics including space policy and law, business and management, life and physical sciences, engineering and space applications. The 100 international students will participate in workshops, theme days, individual and team projects and core lectures. One of the team projects this year is ‘Solar Maximum and Spacecraft Protection.’ There are a number of public events including panel discussions, a rocket launch and a robotics competition. Bernard Foing from ESA, Jim Green from NASA and Jean-Claude Worms from the European Science Foundation will talk about Moon and Mars exploration during the July 2 ‘Soffen Memorial Panel.’ Astronauts Chiaki Mukai (JAXA), Bob Thirsk (CSA) and Jean-Jacques Favier (CNES) will compare short and long-duration space missions at the July 30 ‘Astronaut Panel.’ The ISU Alumni Conference will allow students to present posters and network on August 3 during the 2-hour ‘Poster Session and Career Fair.’ Over 200 space industry professionals and ISU alumni are expected to ...

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