Status Report

ISU discusses past, present and future at NASA Ames Research Center

By SpaceRef Editor
January 14, 2007
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Ames employees were invited to learn about the International Space University in early December.

NASA has had a long and special relationship with ISU since its founding in 1985. Representatives from ISU were on hand to discuss the past, present and future of this unique international organization. One of ISU’s signature programs is the 9-week Summer Session Program (SSP).

Each year, universities from around the world compete to host the SSP for 120 – 150 students from around the world. Ames is vying to be the first NASA center to host a summer session program (for 2009). Ames submitted a compelling proposal in September under the leadership of the Strategic Communications and Development Directorate and the New Business Office.

The visiting ISU leadership, Gary Martin, SSP director, and Mathieu Gruber, SSP logistics manager, visited Ames in conjunction with Ames’ bid.

ISU will make its site selection announcement in late January 2007. To learn more about ISU and its programs, visit their Web site:

For additional information about Ames’ proposal to host ISU SSP 2009, contact the Ames project manager, Donald James, at ext. 4-4967.

SpaceRef staff editor.