MSS19 Internship Stories: Tongtong Chen at Space Applications Services

Tongtong Chen, one of the International Space University (ISU) Master of Space Studies (MSS19) students, is currently carrying out his internship at Space Application Services (SAS) in Brussels.

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ISU is seeking interested organizations to host its future SSPs

The International Space University is seeking interested organizations to host its future Space Studies Programs. The 2019 version of SSP Request for Proposals (RFP) has been published and can be used for any proposal submitted for SSP 2022 or after.

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Kalpana Chawla Scholarship - Preparing for India’s 1st Woman Astronaut on the Moon!

The Kalpana Chawla Scholarship Project for Innovation, Entrepreneurism, and Space Studies honors Indian-American Astronaut Dr. Kalpana Chawla. The Dr. Kalpana Chawla Scholarship project announces four of its funded scholars.

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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.

Southern Hemisphere Program

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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201204/06/2012 - 03/08/2012
Host Institution: Florida Institute of Technology & NASA Kennedy Space Center
134 participants from 29 countries
Team Projects:
TP Space Debris
TP Spaceports: Operations and Service Infrastructure for Space (OASIS)
TP STEM: Space, One Giant Leap for Education
TP Next Generation Space Stations: Beyond LEO Into the Solar System (BLISS)

201111/07/2011 - 09/09/2011
Host Institution: Graz University of Technology
119 participants from 21 countries
Team Projects:
Small Satellites: Go SSP
Human Robotic Co-operation: CHARM
Fresh Water: H2OPE

2010 228/06/2010 - 27/08/2010
Host Institution: International Space University
121 participants from 29 countries
Team Projects:
Astra: ASteroid mining Technology Roadmap & Applications
RE-FOCUS: Respect Earth - Future Opportunity in Carbon Understanding and Sustainability

200929/06/2009 - 28/08/2009
Host Institutions: NASA AMES Research Centre
131 participants from 35 countries
Team Projects:
ACCESS Mars: Assessing Cave Capabilities Establishing Specific Solutions
SAFEN EARTH: Space Aid for Energy Needs on Earth
DREAM: Disaster Risk Evaluation and Management
View some SSP pictures on the NASA website

201324/06/2013 - 23/08/2013
Host Institution: International Space University
100 participants from 24 countries
Team Projects:
TP Solar Max
TP Koastal

200830/06/2008 - 29/08/2008
Host Institutions: UPC Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, BAIE Barcelona Aeronautics & Space Association
112 students from 27 countries
Team Projects:
TP Volcano (VAPOR): Use of Space Technologies for Monitoring Volcano Hazards
TP Spaceports (FuturIST): The Necessary Infrastructure for a Private Spaceflight
TP Lunar X-Prize (Noumenia): Return to the Moon in a New Way


"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."

Soyeon Yi - SSP09 -

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

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