MSS19 Internship Stories: Five Participants at NASA Ames Research Center

This past year at the International Space University ISU was full of meetings, challenges and fun, but this was nothing compared to the internship. Let’s take it from the beginning: my trip brought me from Strasbourg to Mountain View, California. Why Mountain View?

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Let there be Light! Updates from Team Bubbles

Towards the end of 2018, four International Space University ISU MSS students - Adam Nawal, Orr Cohen, Sara Kahn, and James Hurrell - started work on an experiment focused on single bubble sonoluminescence (SBS). They’re known as “Team Bubbles”. Let’s read more!

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ESA THE European Space Agency by Jan Woerner

On 8 July 2019, the Eurometropolis of Strasbourg, represented by Mme Catherine Trautmann welcomed the European Space Agency ESA director general – Jan Woerner as part of the International Space University’s ISU Space Studies Program SSP19 events series open to the general public.

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Andrea Gini - MSS10


Andrea Gini webAndrea is now Editor-in-chief of the Space Safety Magazine, a magazine published by the International Association for Advancement in Space Safety (IAASS) and the International Space Safety Foundation (ISSF), which are both non profit organization promoting the safe and sustainable use of space.

In his role of Chairman of IAASS Information and Communication Committee, Andrea developed the magazine to promote the IAASS, the ISSF and their initiatives. Written by space safety specialists and by professional scientific journalists, the magazine targets the wider audience of those who have an interest, need or simply curiosity to know the current developments in the field of space safety and sustainability.

Started in July 2011, the Space Safety Magazine has evolved from a traditional document-based distribution to a printed magazine, complemented by a full-blown blog with daily updates on all the latest news and trends in the area of spaceflight safety.

"The space industry is expanding worldwide, thanks also to initiatives like the Google Lunar X-Prize," says Andrea, "Poor attention, lack of technical progress in the field, cumulative effects, and weak or non-existent international rules are some of the risks that the space industry is facing nowadays."

"Safety risk in space missions refers to the general public safety (on ground, on air and at sea), safety of launch range personnel, and safety of humans on-board," he adds, "Space safety is also generally defined in a wider sense as encompassing the safeguard of valuable facilities on ground (e.g. launch pads), of strategic and costly systems on orbit (i.e. global utilities), payloads as well as the safeguard of the space and Earth environment. Every space mission, including those promoted by the the private sector like the Google Lunar X-Prize, needs to take into account all these issues if they want to achieve the goal to lower the cost of access to space."

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