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The Aerospace Corporation again a Sponsor Of ISU’s Space Studies Program

The Aerospace Corporation has confirmed at the occasion of the 39th Space Symposium held in Colorado Springs (USA) its sponsorship of the International Space University’s (ISU) flagship program, the Space Studies Program 2024 (SSP24), set to be held in Houston (USA). The program will be hosted by Rice University in collaboration with NASA’s Johnson Space Center. The SSP is renowned for its comprehensive curriculum that includes technical and non-technical aspects of space exploration.

As a leading nonprofit research and development center based in El Segundo, California, The Aerospace Corporation provides indispensable technical guidance across all sectors of space missions. Their clients range from the United States Space Force (USSF) and the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) to civil agencies like NASA and NOAA, and even extend to international governments and organizations.

This “Silver” level sponsorship confirms the company’s longstanding commitment to fostering educational opportunities in space science and engineering and in particular the strong and historical relations with ISU. Notably, The Aerospace Corporation is home to numerous ISU alumni – Dava Newman, Mark Skinner, Catrina Melograna, Benjamin Shapiro, Angie Bukley, Josefina Morales, Brian Weeden, and many more including distinguished individuals like ISU MBA alum, Board of Trustee member and Masters’ lecturer Audrey L. Allison, a Senior Space Policy analyst at the corporation.


Audrey Allison commented on the new partnership, stating:

“We are thrilled to support the International Space University’s Space Studies Program, which has been a launching pad for many of our team members. Our involvement in SSP24 not only reflects our commitment to nurturing future space leaders but also strengthens our ties with a community dedicated to advancing global space initiatives.”


ISU’s Acting President, Prof Nicolas Peter, expressed gratitude towards The Aerospace Corporation:

“The renewed sponsorship from the Aerospace Corporation will make a difference to our SSP24 program that will be the largest ever with more than 150 participants on site. Having the trust of this organization, where many International Space University alumni work, underscores the significant impact our dedicated alumni community can have on the next generation of space professionals and for the benefits of sponsoring organizations.”


Why Sponsor ISU’s Space Studies Program?

Sponsoring the 2024 Space Studies Program is a strategic decision that aligns with your company/institution’s goals and values.  The investment you make in SSP24 can result in a wide array of benefits, including but not limited to, offering the opportunity for more participants from around the world to attend an ISU program, be inclusive, enhance your company’s Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) initiatives, global brand visibility, exclusive access to space leaders, talent acquisition, innovation, network of more than 5600 alumni from more than 110 countries and contribution to the development of a new generation of space professionals.

We offer various sponsorship opportunities, allowing your company/institution to tailor its support according to your goals and capacity. These include:

  • Scholarship Sponsorship
  • Program Sponsorship
  • Team Project Sponsorship

While this sponsorship is a leap forward, our mission to provide an unparalleled educational experience and to make SSP24 “the best ever” continues. We invite more visionaries to join this journey.




ABOUT SSP24 – The 36th annual Space Studies Program (SSP) of the International Space University (ISU) will be held in Houston, Texas, from June 8th to August 3rd, 2024 and is hosted by Rice University in collaboration with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Johnson Space Center (JSC). The SSP is the largest and most comprehensive educational and training program in the space sector, covering both technical and non-technical aspects, in an international, intercultural, and interdisciplinary environment.

For more information about the SSP24 program and sponsorship opportunities, visit ISU’s website at


Picture Credit: ISU, Audrey Allison The Aerospace Corporation, Nicolas Peter, International Space University