Southern Hemisphere Space Studies Program blasts off at UniSA

The Southern Hemisphere Space Studies Program (SHSSP) officially opened at the University of South Australia on 14 January 2019, bringing together 45 participants from 13 countries. Now in its 8th year, the prestigious program is conducted by UniSA in partnership with ISU.

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ISU and UniSA Southern Hemisphere Space Studies Program - Follow Us

We are excited to announce that the International Space University will be continuing the traditional Southern Hemisphere Space Studies Program blog!

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ISU Representatives Awarded World Famous Legion of Honor

France's highest decoration, the Legion of Honor, or "Legion d'Honneur", was recently awarded to two representatives of ISU for their outstanding and many years of service:

  • Alain Wagner, MSS98 and ISU Trustee
  • Walter Peeters, President Emeritus of ISU
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ISU Chancellor Dr. ‘Buzz’ Aldrin visits the SSP16 participants in Haifa

As part of a tour in Israel, sponsored by a number of Israeli organizations including ELAL, the recently appointed ISU Chancellor and Apollo astronaut Buzz Aldrin visited ISU’s Space Studies Program hosted by Technion, Haifa on 26 July 2016.

Each year, ISU honors the memory of one of its greatest supporters, Dr. Gerald Soffen with a lecture featuring a prominent visionary in the space sector. Few are more visionary than ISU’s Chancellor, Dr. ‘Buzz’ Aldrin!

He was accompanied by Dr. A. Aldrin, himself an SSP01 alumnus.

This event obviously attracted a large audience of the general public and was well attended in a completely filled room in Haifa. This public attraction was evident knowing that dr.

Aldrin was one of the first people putting a foot on the Moon on 20 July 1969, after he participated in the Gemini program.

Now, 47 years later, Aldrin is sharing his vision for establishing a permanent human presence on Mars. And summarized as follows - "Get your a** to Mars!", dr. Aldrin declared to the starstruck crowd as he kicked an imaginary posterior into gear.

"These five words I've been telling everyone on planet Earth," Dr. Aldrin passionately announced in a slightly gravelly voice. "Let’s go for it!"
"It is not just rocket fuel that will get us there," he said. "It's human spirit—having your country behind you, and a coalition of countries."
"No other task can unite the nations of the world like this could, and should."




At this occasion, and in his function as Chancellor of ISU, dr. Aldrin took the opportunity to sign the certificates and diplomas of the ISU participants and students of this academic year.


"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."

Carmen Felix - MSS10 -

"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."

Mart Vihmand - SSP11&MSS13 -