SH-SSP19 - Astronaut & Human Spaceflight Panel
Guest Speaker: Mr Paolo Nespoli
The International Astronaut Event is a long-standing highlight in ISU sessions. Members of the general-public will have an opportunity to ask a broad range of questions of our invited astronaut and obtain their autograph. We are delighted to announce that Mr Paolo Nespoli will deliver a presentation on spaceflight and will provide an insight and opinion, with a particular emphasis on the human factors involved in spaceflight as humans gain more experience in long-duration missions in order to prepare for inter-planetary travel.
Paolo visited the International Space Station in 2007 as a member of the STS-120 crew and returned for six months from December 2010 to May 2011 with Expedition 26/27. Paolo’s third flight to the Space Station was from July to December 2017 as part of a barter agreement between NASA and Italy’s ASI space agency.
SH-SSP19 Astronaut and Human Spaceflight Panel
The International Astronaut Event is a long-standing highlight in ISU sessions. Members of the general public will have an opportunity to ask a broad range of questions of our invited astronaut and obtain their autographs.
6th UNISEC-Global Meeting - Day 3
6th UNISEC-Global Meeting - Day 2
6th UNISEC-Global Meeting - Day 1
Julien Tallineau ISU SSP10 Founder and CEO VEOWARE SPACE
International Space University - Alumni Space Entrepreneurs Series
ISU President Juan de Dalmau
ISU President Juan de Dalmau welcomes space developpers and space explorers.
Philippe PORTELLI EMS Welcome to ISU
Philippe Portelli, Head Higher Education, Innovation and Research at the Eurometropolis of Strasbourg welcomes ISU.
Dr. Omar Hatamleh ISU innovation talk at IBM
Dr Omar Hatamleh ISU talk with Spanish TV
ISU MSS18 Graduation and MSS19 Opening ceremonies
EXSSPRESSIONS - The Story of SSP18
It was a 'Sizzling Summer of Space' to remember. Hosted by the Netherlands Space Office (NSO), in collaboration with three leading Dutch space organizations: the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), Leiden University and ESA’s European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESA-ESTEC) in Noordwijk, the Space Studies Program 2018 was an incredible experience that 135 participants from 37 countries will remember for a very long time.
The movie EX'SSP'RESSIONS is a visual memoir of the extraordinary summer and narrates the tale of how a bunch of amazing individuals came together to explore every avenue of space, and while on their journey how they experienced something beautiful by the international, intercultural, and interdisciplinary aspect of the International Space University's Space Studies Program.
Produced by the Media Team at SSP18.
Music Credits :
Track: Brian Rian Rehan - Dark
Music provided by Brian Rian Rehan
Free Vibes: https://goo.gl/NkGhTg
QUEEN OF THE SKIES by Nicolai Heidlas Music https://soundcloud.com/nicolai-heidlas
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Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/1StjgRTfJg4
Music provided by Free Vibes: https://goo.gl/NkGhTg
Way To Dream - Inspiring Piano And Strings by Keys Of Moon Music: https://soundcloud.com/keysofmoon/way...
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Movie produced by Shripathi Hadigal, ISU MSS 2012.
ISU SSP18 Closing Ceremony
ISU SSP18 Certificate Ceremony
Final TP Project presentations
Cosine Space Science Dept
CGI, Rotterdam Space Apps
NewTec Belgium Space Apps
SSP Talks with Gary Martin
With an immense experience in creating successful international collaborations within NASA, Gary Martin, one of the former directors of SSP, and currently an advisor for the Ministry of Luxembourg, share his thoughts on SSP, how it's become one of the best parts of his amazing space journey, and his vision for the future of ISU.
SSP Talks with John Connolly
John Connolly, currently the Mars Study Capability team Lead at NASA, and former director of SSP speaks about his SSP journey, big picture perspective that ISU provides and especially, the SSP Rocket Launch competition that he has been leading since its inception.
Welcoming the Alumni
Some of the alumni and people who have been associated with ISU for a long time welcome the fellow alumni for the grand alumni weekend at SSP 18. It was one awesome weekend!
SSP18 - Rocket Launch
As SSP 18 comes to the end of its first half, the skies of Noordwijk are pierced by the screeching rockets designed, built and launched by the SSP 18 folks. There were 5 teams, 5 launches, and one amazing day at the ESA BIC, Noordwijk.
Cross Industry Innovation
Launch - The First Stories of SSP18
Every adventure has to have a wonderful beginning, and SSP18 isn't an exception! From Astronaut Panel to Improv, and from amazing visits to cultural nights, the first two weeks provided some incredible experiences to the participants. Here's a quick recap of it!
SSP18 - Volvo Ocean Race
ISU SSP18 Volvo Ocean Race Finish Event, Den Haag Netherlands, 1 July 2018 #SSP18 #NLargeYourUniverse
SSP Talks with Prof. Jeff Hoffman
Professor Hoffman, one of the members of the STS-61 crew who fixed the Hubble Space Telescope which eventually captured some of the most amazing pictures humans have ever captured. Here at SSP Talks, Professor Hoffman shares his connection with ISU, what he loves the most about the program, and a few beautiful thoughts from his spaceflight experience.
SSP18 Hubble Lecture Recap
SSP18 Hubble Lecture Recap
The Hubble Space Telescope
SSP18 Opening Ceremony
This is the official 2018 opening ceremony of the Space Studies Program
ISU Open Day 2018 - Reach for the Moon
Alastair Reynolds @ ISU - Space and Science-Fiction
Alastair Reynolds recently gave a lecture to the MSS18 students of the International Space University on Space and Science-Fiction, a lecture which matches together two of his passions, science and writing.
His involvement with written science fiction began in the mid-1970s. As far as he can remember, he always liked writing and making up stories, but he decided to take the path of scientific studies. He studied astronomy and astrophysics at Newcastle and graduated in 1988. He moved to Scotland after completing his degree and spent three years gaining a doctorate in astronomy. He then moved to the Netherlands as a research fellow at the European Space Agency. He spent another two years as a post-doctoral researcher at Utrecht university and then was back to ESA as a contract researcher. By the time he concluded his scientific career in 2004, he was four books into his new life as a novelist.
According to him, writing is both a vocation and a hobby, although he feels that there are days when it feels more like a job than a past-time. Alastair informed the students that it is an extraordinary privilege to be able to make his living from what is, essentially, just making things up.
ISU Space Capsule - Melissa GUZMAN
Melissa Guzman’s recent lecture “Forty years on: reanalyzing Viking 1 and 2 data” enthralled the Master of Space Studies students. Being herself a former ISU student (MSS15), she managed to raise a very strong interest in the audience.
She is currently a doctoral Student in Astrophysics and Planetary Science at LATMOS (Laboratoire Atmosphères, Milieux, Observations Spatiales) in France.
She previously worked at the NASA Ames Research Center as a Research Associate on Planetary Science and Astrobiology . She worked on projects such as restoring and reanalyzing the Mars Viking Lander Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (GCMS) data; ice plume modeling and mission concept support for ongoing efforts to visit Saturn’s moon, Enceladus; and supporting plant growth CubeSat projects for planetary science.
The International Space University is always happy to welcome back its former students as visiting lecturers!
Ioannis Michaloudis @ ISU - Aerosculpte projects
Dr. Ioannis Michaloudis recently lectured ISU’s MSS18 students on Aerosculpte projects. He is a visual artist, academic & researcher internationally
acknowledged as one of the leaders in Art & Science. He believes that “interdisciplinarity is the future of our world”. He is the first ever creator and
investigator on the application of NASA’s nanomaterial silica aerogel in Visual
Arts, Design and Architecture. He started his career in Paris as a researcher at
Sorbonne University where he presented his thesis in 1998 on the elastic
relationships between Visual Arts & Design. In 2001, after receiving the Fulbright
Award for Greek Artists, he moved to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
in the United States. He has had twelve solo international exhibitions and has been invited in more than twenty international Art & Science exhibitions and conferences.
He is currently coordinating the post-graduate program in Visual Arts at Charles
Darwin University in Australia.
SH-SSP18 AstroTims Rocket Launch Video
Credits: Timothy Ryan (AstroTim)
SH-SSP18 Team Project Space Ready
ISU SH-SSP18 Participants present the Team Project Space Ready @ UniSA Mawson Campus on 15 February 2018.
Mission statement: "An international comparison and analysis of space agencies to provide recommendations for the benefit of emerging space states.”
SH-SSP18 Team Project Disaster Management
ISU SH-SSP18 Participants present the Team Project Disaster Management @ UniSA Mawson Campus on 15 February 2018.
Mission statement: “To identify and enhance the use of current and emerging space-based PNT technologies and services in developing nations’ disaster management systems”
SH-SSP18 Event Closing Ceremony
International Space University - SH-SSP 2018 Closing Ceremony @ Mawson Center - University of South Australia (UniSA) - 16 February 2018
Chris Bridges @ ISU - Smallsats, Cubesats and Picosats
“Ham radio enthusiasts help nano-satellite missions!” says Dr. Chris Bridges who recently came to the International Space University (ISU) to lecture the Master of Space Studies (MSS18) students on Smallsats, Cubesats and Picosats.
He is the On-Board Data Handling Group Lead at the Surrey Space Centre (SSC) of the University of Surrey and is published in agent computing, multi-core system-on-a-chip technologies, and software defined radio. He runs the Implementing Intelligence for Aerospace Session at the IEEE/AIAA Aerospace Conference at Big Sky, Montana, USA. Dr. Bridges is the Surrey Space Centre Lead Engineer & Researcher for the collaboration with Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) mission 'Surrey Training Research and Nanosatellite Demonstrator' program (STRaND).
Since STRaND1’s launch, he has been operating the craft and is involved with many of the CubeSats at Surrey in On-Board Data handling as well as ground station operations.
He is passionate about communicating all things space through his teaching, regular media, and social websites.
Mark Skinner @ ISU - Space Traffic Management
Dr. Mark Skinner, who received the Masters of Business Administration from the International Space University (ISU) in 2012, recently lectured the Master of Space Studies (MSS) students on Space Traffic Management.
He began his career in aerospace in 1991 at Pennsylvania State University as a research faculty member. He joined Boeing in 1999 as a senior scientist and technical manager with the Science & Analysis (S&A) team. Since 2005, he has also served as the program manager for the Broadband Array Spectrograph Sensor (BASS), leading a collaboration between Boeing, The Aerospace Corporation and AFRL in developing infrared sensing techniques of resident space objects.
Dr. Skinner specializes in the techniques of non-resolved object characterization (NROC) and non-imaging space object identification (NISOI). His current research focus is on the detection and characterization of orbital debris.
He has published and presented scores of technical papers for various journals and conferences, including the International Astronautical Congress and Acta Astronomica among others.
SHSSP18 Are we a Alone ?
Guest speaker: Dr Charley Lineweaver
When we look at the starry sky we cannot help wonder whether we are alone in the universe or whether other sentient beings exist, and if so how far away they are. Maybe the light reflected off our planet and old radio transmissions have travelled through the enormous distances of space and reached intelligent beings, who may also be wondering whether there is life here. Presently we do not have the technology to travel far outside of the solar system and check this out for ourselves, but since time immemorial philosophers have been debating whether we are the only intelligent species in the universe, while scientists have devised experiments to detect signs of life outside of Earth. In this keynote address, we’ll hear from one of the topmost Australian researchers in the field of astrobiology what we have learned so far, and will be treated to a thought-provoking travel through time and space to answer the ultimate question: are we alone?
Dr Charles (Charley) Lineweaver is the convener of the Planetary Science Institute (PSI) of the Australian National University (ANU), where he holds a joint Associate Professorship in the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, and the Research School of Earth Sciences. He obtained his PhD from the University of California at Berkeley, where he was a member of the COBE satellite team that discovered temperature fluctuations in the cosmic microwave background. His current research ranges from cosmology, to exoplanetology, astrobiology and evolutionary biology.
Minna Nygren @ ISU - Space and Music
“Music is a tool for engaging audiences to think about scientific phenomenon” launched Minna Orvokki Nygren (MMus) to the Master of Space Studies (MSS18) students of the International Space University (ISU). She is a multidisciplinary artist composer working in London and lecturing on space and music at ISU. Much of her compositional work uses mixed media such as visual image, illustration and film. In 2015 she premiered "Pluto and Charon - A Planetary Waltz" composed together with colleague Catherine Kontz, commissioned by the Centre for Planetary Sciences at University College London/Birkbeck: a work celebrating NASA New Horizons space probe passing by Pluto and its largest moon Charon. In addition to her artistic work, she is currently carrying out research at UCL Knowledge Lab, whilst also being a visiting lecturer at ISU.
Nelly Ben Hayoun @ ISU - Space Experience Design
Dr. Nelly Ben Hayoun is a French designer and award-winning director who recently gave a lecture at the International Space University on Space Experience Design, followed by a workshop, in which the whole Master of Space Studies MSS18 class happily took part.
She works with scientists and engineers to devise events and experiences, such as the International Space Orchestra (ISO), the world’s first orchestra of space scientists from NASA Ames Research Center, the Singularity University, the International Space University and the SETI Institute.
She collaborated with many artists such as Sigur Rós, The Prodigy, Beck, Damon Albarn among others.
In 2015, she was nominated for a Women of the Year Achievement Award which rewards women 'who have made a significant achievement'.
In 2017, she launched with the Sandberg Institute, the University of the Underground, a university providing a Master in Design of Experiences and based in the underground of the urban spaces in London and Amsterdam, which aim is to support unconventional research practices.