Astronaut Panel at the Southern Hemisphere Space Studies Program

On 12th January, a public event was organized in the center of Adelaide focusing on astronaut activities in the framework of ISU’s Southern Hemisphere Space Studies Program (SH-SSP). The panel was sponsored by the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) of Australia.

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ISU’s SH-SSP17 kicks off at University of South Australia

On 9 January 2017 the 6th Southern Hemisphere Space Studies Program (SH-SSP) session has been officially opened by ISU president Prof. Walter Peeters.

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 SSP Alumni hitting Utah desert for Mars Analogue Mission

On January 14th an ISU alumni crew, Team PRIMA Crew 173, will be entering the Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS) in the high cold desert in Utah to begin a 14 day simulated Mars mission, selected by the Mars society.  

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Imagine a whole conference, we mean “unconference”, where your ideas can be shared during informal conversations with people who think alike and have the same passion about space as you!

Imagine a space event where there are no spectators but everyone is a participant. This is SpaceUp!

After the first SpaceUp in San Diego, California, in 2010, many SpaceUp events have been successfully held all around the world, including one at the ISU Central Campus during the last spring. This year, SpaceUp is landing in Italy for the first time and ISU is co-sponsoring the event! Valentina Boccia, SSP13 and Giulia Federico, SSP11 are greatly involved in bringing SpaceUp to the heart of the historic city of Rome. It will be held on the weekend of October 24th-25th at University “La Sapienza”, right next to the magnificent Colosseum.

“It will be a wonderful opportunity to network and interact with people interested in the space sector. Think outside of the box! Any great project or business always starts from informal and impromptu conversations. And SpaceUp Rome is the right place to do that!”, says Valentina.

“SpaceUp Rome is the ideal occasion for an ISU alumni reunion in one of the most ancient cities in the world! Talking about space just next to the Colosseum represents the perfect link between the past and the future of humankind”, says Remco Timmermans, SpaceUp Board of Directors and SSP13 alumnus.

SpaceUp Rome has been generously sponsored by the European Space Agency (ESA), the Italian Space Agency (ASI), GM Spazio, Thales Alenia Space-Italia (TAS-I), Association of Italian Space Companies (AIPAS), Planetek Italia, Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC), Sapienza Aerospace Students Association (SASA), and Frascati Scienza as media partner.

Bring your ideas and passion about space to SpaceUp Rome! Registrations are already opened!

Check the official SpaceUp Rome website or Facebook page for more information. You can also follow SpaceUp Rome on Twitter at @SpaceUpRome.

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