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“On my first day at the Korean Aerospace Research Institute (KARI), I met my supervisors Ms. Chung Soyoung from the Space Policy team and Dr. Ju Gwangheok from the Lunar Exploration team. It was determined that I would work on lunar exploration…

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All summer long - AIRBUS - the Space Studies Program SSP18 alliance partner, represented by amongst others, SSP07 Lex Meijer, demonstrated its commitments to education and today’s talent by contributing to the International Space University (ISU) and the participants of SSP18 through various ways.

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The Kalpana Chawla Project for Innovation, Entrepreneurism and Space Studies at the International Space University (ISU) has been established to honor the Indian-American Astronaut Dr. Kalpana Chawla. The scholarship project is focused on developing strong technical and leadership qualities with talented Indian women.

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ISU SSP17 Space Humanities Looking Toward the Cosmos


“The International Space University’s Space Studies Program SSP17 Space Humanities (HUM) department embraced their best Irish Indiana Jones for a day at Lough Gur.  Just 21km from Limerick, Lough Gur is an ancient archaeological site teeming with history. 

With records dating back to the Stone Age, we traveled back in time to start our journey at the Great Grange stone circle.  

Known in Celtic Irish, “Lios na Grainsi" translates to “Stones of the Sun.”  The structure roughly stands 47.5m in diameter with 133 stones; this is the largest stone structure in Ireland.  

SSP17 HUM2After the historic introduction to this mysterious area, we headed to the Lough Gur Heritage Centre.  With gorgeous sweeping water views, we entered a world of philosophical concepts.  Presentations from ISU lecturers, Kerrie Dougherty, Samantha Coras, Frank Prendergast, Loretta Hidalgo Whitesides and Kate Harrold ranged from how the local Irish as well as other ancient cultures looked toward the cosmos for inspiration on how to create a closed-loop green community.  Framework like this would be necessary for human life to exist on Mars and the participants created and presented their own ideal habitat system during the workshop.  

We also had a taste of what astronauts call the “Overview Effect,” gaining our own “Orbital Perspective” from right here on Earth.” Reports Tara Foster, ISU SSP17 External Relations Assistant.

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