Young Space Professionals Visit Europe's Spaceport in Kourou

Two groups of 25 young space professionals have visited the Guiana Space Centre (CSG) in Kourou in late October and early November, as part of the professional development activities offered by the Young ESA association of employees of the European Space Agency.

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ISU and Airbus Addressing Africa’s Developmental Challenges

Dr. Tejumola Taiwo, ISU resident faculty specialized in space applications, recently attended the Airbus Africa Forum event as a panelist at Airbus headquarters in Toulouse. The event hosted by the Airbus Africa community had representations of more than 150 participants.

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Prof. Pascale Ehrenfreund appointed to be the new ISU Chancellor

The International Space University (ISU) appointed Prof. Pascale Ehrenfreund to be its new and first female Chancellor. At the end of the term of the present International Space University Chancellor, Dr. Buzz Aldrin, the Board of Trustees decided to assign this important role to Prof. Ehrenfreund, the present vice-chancellor and chair of the Executive Board of the German Aerospace Center (DLR).

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Astronauts, Legos, Moon Smells – all at SpaceUp ISU

Strike a conversation with Cosmonaut Dorin Prunariu. Build a Lego mosaic with Fanabriques or smell the Moon with Hagen Betsweiser – all and more at SpaceUp ISU on 11 and 12 March 2017 at ISU Central Campus.

The International Space University (ISU) Master of Space Studies (MSS17) participants, staff and sponsors have prepared an outstanding program for this second edition of SpaceUp ISU. Dr. Dorin Prunariu, the Romanian cosmonaut and former President of the Association of Space Explorers is the keynote speaker.

Mr. Hagen Betsweiser, a German artist from the artistic duo “We Colonize the Moon”, examines the corporate implications of space colonization and explores the smell of the Moon, as described by Apollo 16 Charlie Duke. A smell which he will share in his performance with the SpaceUp ISU participants.

Intertwined with building a large Lego mosaic, listening to Thomas Pesquet’s saxophonists, tasting some local culinary delights!

ISU thanks its sponsors for this event which are, so far: Association of Space Explorers, HE Space, Fanabriques, Spaceboard, UK Space Agency.

It will also be the opportunity to start celebrating ISU’s 30th anniversary with a special surprise for all participants!

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