From: European Space Agency
Posted: Monday, January 22, 2007
At the initiative of the International Space Education Board, ESA has decided to sponsor one European student to participate in the NASA Academy 2007 summer session.
Recognizing the importance of education for the benefit of the space sector, NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration), CSA (Canadian Space Agency) , CNES (Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales) , JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) and ESA have established the the International Space Education Board (ISEB), whose objective is to enhance cooperation in the field of education between its members.
What is the NASA Academy?
The NASA Academy is a ten-week intensive summer research programme conducted in four of the NASA centres: Ames Research Center, Glenn Research Center, Goddard Space Flight Center and Marshall Space Flight Center. Designed for undergraduate and graduate students interested in aerospace engineering and space sciences, it allows them to participate in NASA cutting-edge research projects. The programme is built around the following activities:
To apply please fill the application form and fax it with all the necessary documents to:
ESA contact point:
Fax: +31.71 565 5590
email: Olivier Ingold @ esa.int
by Sunday 18 February, midnight.
Students who meet the eligibility criteria will automatically be considered for selection by the ESA and NASA group of experts.
In order to be eligible to apply for sponsorship, the following criteria must be fulfilled:
* The 17 ESA Member States are: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom. Canada, Hungary, Poland, Romania and the Czech Republic participate in some ESA projects under cooperation agreements.
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