Lift-off for ISU’s Executive Space Course in Canberra

The world's leading university dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of space, the International Space University (ISU) , has received the tick of approval for delivery of its prestigious Executive Space Course in Canberra.

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More than 200 ISU Alumni at IAC19 in Washington DC

The International Astronautical Congress IAC has been a major opportunity for ISU to showcase its growing alumni base: dozens of them presented papers with strong connections to recent Team Projects. Here is a summary of the most salient highlights of the week.

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Research lunches at ISU – come and discuss the latest space research!

The Central Campus of the International Space University ISU has started a new seminar series to discuss research related to space, performed within its walls, on the Parc d’Innovation d’Illkirch-Graffenstaden, or by our visitors and lecturers. Please join us for informal discussions!

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Master of Space Studies

Designed for students looking for the competitive edge that will help them obtain a career in the space sector, professionals interested in making a career move into or within the space sector, and researchers wishing to broaden their knowledge or make the move from academic life into the space industry.

Space Studies Program

Two-month course for postgraduate students and professionals of all disciplines. The curriculum covers the principal space related fields, both non-technical and technical. The shared experience of an international, interactive working environment is an ideal networking forum leading to the creation of an extensive, international, multidisciplinary professional network.

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Intensive five week, live-in experience built around an international, intercultural, and interdisciplinary educational philosophy for which ISU is renowned. The program provides a multidisciplinary understanding of the key activities and areas of knowledge required by today’s space professions.

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Provides an overview of space-related subjects for professionals of diverse backgrounds, including marketing, finance, law & contracts management. Professionals leave with the knowledge and skills that will enable them to communicate more effectively with their technical colleagues.

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The theme this year for the Space Studies Program (SSP) Arthur C. Clarke event is: “Where Space Meets Popular Culture”. The June 24th event, organized by ISU focuses on the intersection of Hollywood and science, where STEM meets STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics).

Panelists include five time Hugo Award winning science fiction author (from 37 nominations), Mike Resnick.  Resnick is one of the top science fiction writers ever published.  

John Beck-Hofmann has been an award winning Writer/Director/Editor/DP and Composer at NASA/JPL for over 20 years. His most famous work “7 minutes of Terror”, viewed over 20 million times, won him NASA’s Exceptional Achievement Medal” in 2013. He received an Emmy for his work on National Geographic’s “Five Years on Mars” and just recently aired his latest documentary, “Red Planet Rover” on the Discovery Channel.

Daniel St. Pierre, partnered with Christopher Reeve on the animated feature - Everyone's Hero. Directing credits also include -Quantum Quest - A Cassini Space Odyssey with Dr. Harry Kloor and Legends of Oz – Dorothy’s Return - also serving as Production Designer on each. “Legends of Oz” was honored with a ‘Best Animated Feature’ award nomination – the coveted Annecy “Cristal” in 2013. St. Pierre also served as Art Director on Tarzan and Quantum Quest.

Co-chairs of the event are Michael Potter and Dr. Harry Kloor, both are graduates of SSP88 and award winning filmmakers in their own right.

Mr. Potter is the Director of the award winning documentary film, “Orphans of Apollo”, and he is Executive Director of a new documentary about the Singularity University, “The University” will be released shortly.

Dr. Kloor is the Writer, Director and Producer of “Quantum Quest”, and just completed writing “ILL Wind” for Fox Features based on Kevin Anderson and Doug Beason's book of the same title.  He was also a writer on Star Trek Voyager.  Dr. Kloor is the first person in the United States to earn two PhDs simultaneously in two distinct academic disciplines: Physics and Chemistry. This summer he begins work on first of series of features based on Edgar Rice Burroughs’ “Venus” book series.

The audience will get a special address from Dr. Joe Pelton, Pulitzer Prize nominated author, and author of nearly 40 books, including a recent book about Arthur C. Clarke entitled, “The Oracle of Colombo”. Dr. Pelton is the founder and vice chairman of the Arthur C. Clarke foundation and former dean of ISU.

A recording of the event can be viewed under:

Direct link to Arthur C. Clarke video about ISU “To plan for a century”:


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