Press Release

The International Space University Opens its 25th Anniversary Space Studies Program at Florida Tech and KSC

By SpaceRef Editor
May 21, 2012
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its 25th Space Studies Program (ISU/SSP12) at Florida Institute of Technology and Kennedy Space Center June 4-Aug. 3. The 2012 program will offer to its participants, who are post-graduate university students and professionals, an education like no other. This year, a record number of 143 will attend from 30 countries.

Experts, scholars and space professionals from around the world will learn about all aspects of space programs and enterprises. Participants will gain exposure to space physical sciences, space systems engineering, policy and law, business and management, space and society, satellite applications, space life sciences and human spaceflight.

“Florida Tech has maintained close ties to NASA and KSC since the university’s founding by rocket scientists in 1958. The first ISU space studies program was held at MIT in 1987; we are proud to have it here on the Space Coast in 2012,” said University Professor Guy A. Boy, chair, Florida Tech organizing committee for SSP ’12. Florida Tech offers several related degree options through its physics program and astronomy program.

Public Invited

Students will be joined by the public for the TEDx TED Talks on July 6, from 9 a.m. to noon at Florida Tech. Details are available on this and other public events at

TEDx speakers and leaders from the space community will address how ideas in technology, entertainment and design influence inspire their work in space. The audience will comprise leaders from the space industry, participants of the ISU-SSP12 session, personnel from NASA, local space industry companies and the general public.

Major sponsors include The Boeing Company, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, Disney, National Network of Digital Schools, Ricoh, Marriott, Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce, Visit Florida, and e+Associes.

For more information, contact Caroline Schwob at or (203) 610-3378. For ISU/SSP12 information, visit .

Media Contact: Karen Rhine (321) 674-8964, or Tracy Young,
About International Space University

Founded in 1987 and headquartered in Strasbourg, France, ISU is the world’s leading international space education institution. It is supported by the world’s leading space agencies and aerospace organizations. All ISU programs are taught at the graduate level and are dedicated to promoting international, interdisciplinary and intercultural cooperation in space activities. ISU also offers two master’s programs (M.Sc. in Space Studies and M.Sc. in Space Management) as well as an Executive MBA and executive programs.

About Florida Institute of Technology

Founded at the dawn of the Space Race in 1958, Florida Tech is the only independent, technological university in the Southeast. The university has been named a Barron’s Guide “Best Buy” in College Education and designated a Tier One Best National University in U.S. News & World Report. Florida Tech offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs. Fields of study include science, engineering, aeronautics, business, humanities, mathematics, psychology, communication and education.
SOURCE Florida Institute of Technology

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