ISU’s Hydra-1 Experiment Launched to the International Space Station

On 5 December 2018 at 19:16 CET, ISU’s Hydra-1 experiment was launched from Florida onboard a SpaceX Dragon capsule by a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket for delivery to the International Space Station (ISS). Hydra-1 is a plant synthetic biology experiment.

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UNISEC Global Meetings Offer Another Networking Opportunity for ISU MSS19

The International Space University (ISU) hosted the 6th UNISEC-Global Meeting and a short course of HEPTA-Sat hands-on training at its Central Campus from 19 – 23 November 2018. Rei Kawashima, an ISU SSP and MSS alumnae and ISU MSS19 student Marc Abi Fadel report.

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Become or select the next ISU Alumni Representative

The time has come to elect your next Alumni representative (rep) to the ISU Board of Trustees. Whether you are interested to become the voice of the alumni community yourself or know someone who you be a great candidate – send us your nomination!

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MMARS1 Public Event on 07 March 2017 at ISU

The International Space University, the Eurometropolis of Strasbourg and the University of Strasbourg are pleased to invite you to the presentation of MMARS1. This event open to the general public will take place on Tuesday 7 March 2017 at 18.30 at ISU’s central campus.

The event will be held in French. The number of seats is limited.

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L’International Space University, l’Eurométropole de Strasbourg et l’Université de Strasbourg sont heureuses de vous inviter à la présentation de l’opération « MMARS 1 » le mardi 7 mars 2017 à 18h30 à l’International Space University, Parc d'Innovation, 1 rue Jean-Dominique Cassini 67400 ILLKIRCH GRAFFENSTADEN. L’évènement aura lieu en français. Le nombre de places est limité.

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Le déroulé  prévisionnel:

18h30: Mot d’accueil du Professeur Walter Peeters, Président de l’International Space University, de  Christelle Roy, Vice-Présidente "Stratégies et Développements" de l'Université de Strasbourg et de Robert Herrmann, Président de l’Eurométropole de Strasbourg.

Rappel de la genèse et des objectifs scientifiques de l’expérience MMARS1 : Professeur Jean-Jacques Favier, Directeur de la Recherche à l’ISU, Professeur Stéphane Vuilleumier, Directeur du GMGM CNRS/Unistra.

Décollage de Cap Canaveral de MMARS1 vers la Station Spatiale Internationale : Retours d’expériences de Jean-Jacques Favier, Directeur de la Recherche à l’ISU
et Nicolas Matt, Vice-Président de l’Eurométropole en charge de l’enseignement supérieur et de la recherche.

19h15 : Début de la table ronde et séquence interactive (questions/réponses) avec le professeur Jean-Jacques Favier, Nicolas Matt, Stéphane Vuilleumier, Professeur des Universités.

19h45 : Officialisation du partenariat entre l’ISU et Groupama : intervention de M.Olivier Larcher, Directeur Général de Groupama.


Design:, image courtesy : NASA & SpaceX


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