USRA and NASA Scientists Set Another Fire Inside the Cygnus Cargo Spacecraft

This edge view of Saffire’s flame shows it developing over a one-centimeter thick sample of a plexiglass type material found on spacecraft. The blue color is typical of microgravity flames and moves from left to right at 20 cm per second. (Credits: NASA)

COLUMBIA, MD (USRA PR) — NASA has been conducting a series of space fire experiments called Spacecraft Fire Safety (Saffire) Experiments that investigate how fires grow and spread in space, especially aboard future spacecraft bound for Moon and Mars. Recently, another set of experiments were conducted when Saffire IV lit longer and stronger flames inside Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus Cargo spacecraft.

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The Space Show this Week…


This week on The Space Show with Dr. David Livingston….

1. Monday, July 2, 2012, 2-3:30 PM PDT (5-6:30 PM EDT, 4-5:30 PM CDT): MARK HEMPSELL of Reaction Engines returns for discussion and updates.

2. Tuesday, July 3, 2012, 7-8:30 PM PDT (10-11:30 PM EDT, 9-10:30 PM CDT): ROBERT ZIMMERMAN returns for space news and events updates.

3. Friday, July 6, 2012, 9:30-11 AM PDT (11:30- 1 PM CDT, 12:30PM-2:00 PM EDT) : I will talk about my Florida trip, my tour of KSC and the ISU Space & Media panel.

4. Sunday, July 8, 2012, 12-1:30 PM (3-4:30 PM EDT, 2-3:30 PM CDT). We welcome back LES JOHNSON, NASA physicist and Deputy Manager for the Advanced Concepts Office at the Marshall Space Flight Center. He is also an author and we will be discussing his newest book, “Going Interstellar” which addresses new ways of doing interstellar propulsion.











ISU Summer Session to be Held in Brazil in 2013

AEB PR — The International Space University (ISU) has chosen the National Institute for Space Research (INPE) to host the most important and comprehensive training program in the world. The SSP13 (Space Studies Program) will bring the Sao Jose dos Campos (SP), about 120 students from several countries to lessons about engineering and satellite applications, policy, management and space legislation, among other topics.Will be nine weeks of multidisciplinary studies of 17 June to 17 August 2013.

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Michael Simpson to Leave ISU for Secure World Foundation

SWF PR — Secure World Foundation is pleased to announce that Dr. Michael Simpson will join the staff of the Foundation, taking on the position of Senior Program Officer.

Simpson comes to the Secure World Foundation after serving more than seven years as President of the International Space University (ISU), based in Strasbourg, France.

“I am delighted to be joining the Secure World Foundation team,” Simpson said. “The human experience of space will be so much better in an environment of peaceful and sustainable access, and no one is more committed to making this possible than the Foundation.”

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Video: Space Pioneer Emeline Paat-Dahlstrom

A profile of my good friend, Emeline Paat-Dahlstrom. Emeline has been at the heart of a number of groundbreaking organizations, including the International Space University, Space Adventures and Singularity University. She is the quiet center who helps keep these organizations from spinning off into random orbits. It’s great to see her get the public credit she deserves.

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ASE Europe, ISU to Partner on Education, Outreach

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ISU PR — An historic partnership agreement has been signed by the European Section of the Association of Space Explorers representing Europe’s astronauts and the International Space University. The agreement was signed on February, 14th 2011, at the United Nations center in Vienna, Austria, by the president of ASE Europe, Cosmonaut Dumitru-Dorin Prunariu, and ISU president, Dr. Michael Simpson.

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ISU is Going to Florida!

ISU PR — The International Space University (ISU) is proud to announce that Florida Institute of Technology (FIT) located in Melbourne, Florida and NASA Kennedy Space Center (KSC) located just 45 miles north of the University has been selected to host the 25th Annual Space Studies Program from June 4 to August 3, 2012.

“Few places on Earth symbolize both the history of space flight and the exciting transition to new missions and methods for its future as well as Central Florida. We are thrilled to partner with the Florida Institute of Technology and Kennedy Space Center to help a new generation of space pioneers prepare for the voyage ahead” says Michael Simpson, ISU President.

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ISU EMBA Program Accepting Applications for 2011-12 Program

The Wall Street Journal’s Beth Gardiner takes a look at the International Space University’s Executive MBA program:

The classrooms are filled with physicists and engineers, lectures come from former astronauts and field trips include a visit to NASA headquarters in Washington.

The International Space University’s new executive M.B.A. is unusual in the world of business education, but organizers hope it will give a big boost to scientists forced to grapple with matters of money and management as the space sector grows increasingly commercialized.

The first class of 12 students, mostly technical experts in their 40s who have been promoted into management roles, collected their degrees on Nov. 19 at the private space university, based in Strasbourg, France. As their careers have advanced, many have had to acquire business skills on the fly to deal with realms not covered by their extensive scientific training, areas like contracting, accounting, corporate mergers and private equity investment.

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ISU, SU Complete Sessions at NASA Ames

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NASA PRESS RELEASE

After nine weeks of intense lessons, robotic and rocket competitions and rubbing elbows with NASA scientists, industry experts and entrepreneurs, students at International Space University (ISU) Space Studies Program (SSP) 2009 and Singularity University (SU) shared their final evening together and participated in their university’s closing ceremonies on Friday, Aug. 28, 2009 at NASA’s Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif.

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Under an Azure Sky: An Evening at Lick Observatory

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On Monday evening, I had the pleasure of joining the ISU Physical Sciences Department on a field trip to Lick Observatory on Mount Hamilton overlooking San Jose, Calif. (Thank you, Department Chairdude Eric Dahlstrom!)

The company was great, the weather perfect, and the view tremendous. So, without any further delay, let’s start this first photo essay, which covers the outdoor highlights.

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ISU Session: Gerald Soffen Memorial Panel on Mars

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GERALD SOFFEN MEMORIAL PANEL
What’s Next for Mars Exploration?

Moderator:
Dr. David J.W. Kendall
Director General, Space Science Program
Canadian Space Program

Panelists:

Pascale Ehrenfreund
Research Professor
Space Policy Institute
The George Washington University

Jim Green
Planetary Science Division Director
NASA

David Southwood
Director of Science and Robotic Exploration
ESA

Hajime Yano
Assistant Professor, Department of Planetary Science
ISAS/JAXA

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