International Space University Selects New President

The International Space University’s (ISU) Chairman of the Board, Christian Sallaberger announces that Juan de Dalmau has been selected by the Board of Trustees as the University’s next President, taking office in September 2018, and succeeding Prof Walter Peeters who has served as President since 2011.

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ISU under STEAM more than 1200 attending the Open Day

In order to further motivate, in particular, youngsters, the staff of ISU and the MSS students organized an open door day on 25 March 2018. Several activities were organized in the ISU building with as objective, to stimulate the younger generation under the STEAM motto (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics).

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ISU Assigns Next Space Studies  Program Locations

At the occasion of the International Space University’s (ISU) 58th Board Of Trustees (BOT) meeting, held on 1st March 2018 in Strasbourg, the ISU BOT has assigned a number of locations for the future Space Studies Program (SSP) sites.

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The Moon Village is a revolutionary concept and represents a real paradigm shift in space activities. It is an Open Source concept inviting ALL interested parties to participate in a new activity on the surface of the Moon and in the vicinity of the Moon.

In order to promote this idea, a Moon Village Association (MVA) has been formed some four months ago, and attracted already now over 100 members from various countries around the world.

A first workshop was organized on 20/21 November 2017 and in view of the international and interdisciplinary character, ISU was selected as the place of venue. A team composed of Dr. Reibaldi (president of the MVA), Dr. Welch (ISU) and J. Mankins and M. Grimard (both MVA directors). The workshop was sponsored by Lockheed-Martin, thanks to the support of Board Of Trustees Member Randy Sweet, as a networking opportunity between the students and some 100 space professionals from all around the world.

The workshop was initiated on 19 November with a lively presentation of Prof. Jan Woerner in ISU, explaining his vision and answering questions from the very interested audience. The following days were a mix of presentations and workshops, whereby mixed groups of professionals and ISU alumni and students in different groups performed some brainstorming sessions (18 in total) on the technical, business, and cultural aspects of the concept.

 

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Photo Credit: European Space Agency ESA/Norman Foster

Each group had, present MSS18 participants, as rapporteurs and came up with a set of recommendations which will be compiled in a set of recommendations that will be presented at upcoming international gatherings and technical symposia.

At the end of the session, the participants were addressed in a surprise call from Dr. Buzz Aldrin, the Chancellor of the International Space University, who described his ideas on cis-lunar activities.

In the audience, between many familiar faces, the presence of ISU’s most faithful supporter, Jim Burke, was evidently highly noted and appreciated!

Memories of the workshop can be found HERE.

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"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."

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"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."

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

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