In memoriam - Dr. Angelo Grubisic (ISU MSS05)

The former classmates, faculty and staff of the International Space University are deeply saddened by the loss of Dr. Angelo Grubisic, a scientist, engineer and university lecturer who had obtained his Masters of Space Studies at ISU in 2005.

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MSS19 Internship Stories : Alexandria Farias at SES Astra, Luxembourg

Alexandria Farias, one of the International Space University (ISU) Master of Space Studies (MSS19) students, is currently carrying out a 12-week internship at SES Astra, Luxembourg.

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MSS19 Internship Stories: Tongtong Chen at Space Applications Services

Tongtong Chen, one of the International Space University (ISU) Master of Space Studies (MSS19) students, is currently carrying out his internship at Space Application Services (SAS) in Brussels.

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Master of Space Studies

Designed for students looking for the competitive edge that will help them obtain a career in the space sector, professionals interested in making a career move into or within the space sector, and researchers wishing to broaden their knowledge or make the move from academic life into the space industry.

Space Studies Program

Two-month course for postgraduate students and professionals of all disciplines. The curriculum covers the principal space related fields, both non-technical and technical. The shared experience of an international, interactive working environment is an ideal networking forum leading to the creation of an extensive, international, multidisciplinary professional network.

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Intensive five week, live-in experience built around an international, intercultural, and interdisciplinary educational philosophy for which ISU is renowned. The program provides a multidisciplinary understanding of the key activities and areas of knowledge required by today’s space professions.

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Provides an overview of space-related subjects for professionals of diverse backgrounds, including marketing, finance, law & contracts management. Professionals leave with the knowledge and skills that will enable them to communicate more effectively with their technical colleagues.

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Diego Urbina - SSP08 and MSS09

Urbina2 webAttending ISU has been, for me, the ultimate eye-opening experience.

At the Space Studies Program, I had contact with some of the most professional and inspiring individuals that I've met, and got to work shoulder to shoulder with many people much more experienced than I was at the time. The pool of space knowledge that accumulates at an SSP is unrivaled and its influence was definitive in my transition from academy to the "real world".

Attending the Master of Space Studies, on the other hand, allowed me to pursue my personal interests with a limit determined only by my imagination. I found myself working on very exciting projects with talented and knowledge-thirst colleagues.

During ISU I had the opportunity to fly an experiment in Zero-G, work at the European Astronaut Center as an intern, and afterwards I was able to participate in an expedition to the Mars Desert Research Station in Utah, USA. However, one of the most fulfilling experiences was definitely being able to go to teach kids in the developing world about space and how they, too, can dream and work to make those dreams come true, in spite of all the difficulties.

Later, Mars500 would come. The Institute of Biomedical Problems and the European Space Agency envisioned the Mars500 project as the ultimate test of human endurance in order to determine the feasibility of sending a group of cosmonauts to the Red Planet. It is a mission, this time not to explore a remote location, but our minds and bodies themselves, as 6 individuals try to survive together in a simulated spacecraft for 520 days.

When applying to become a crew member, I knew that my personal experience at ISU, having lived and collaborated among a group of very different and international people, was an immense asset for the mission. The first-hand contact I had with scientists, and the operational experience I got thanks to ISU-related projects, gave me the edge when the Agency looked for someone who could be able to learn and execute the almost 100 experiments under extreme conditions.

And most importantly, upon having been selected, I already knew that I could count on the support of the great friends I made at ISU!


"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 -