ISU Chancellor Dr ‘Buzz’ Aldrin Kicks off ISU’s 30th Space Studies Program


Dr ‘Buzz’ Aldrin, the International Space University’s Chancellor and Apollo 11 moonwalker will kick off the 30th edition of ISU’s Space Studies Program SSP17 on Monday 26th June 2017. The program is hosted this year by the Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) in Cork, Ireland.  

Dr. Aldrin will in addition address SSP17 participants, faculty and the general public on the evening of 27th June 2017. Dr ‘Buzz’ Aldrin is one of only 12 humans to have walked on the moon, after he participated in the Gemini program. He is one of the leading advocates for a human Mars mission.

The SSP is an intense two-month program which offers the participants a unique and comprehensive professional development experience covering all aspects of space programs and enterprises.

This session held in Cork, a hub for entrepreneurial activity has strong connections to the space industry. Irish companies and researchers have distinguished themselves in National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and European Space Agency (ESA) programs by developing for the latter, innovative maritime services using satellite derived data in areas as diverse as marine renewables, fisheries protection, aquaculture and tourism.

Further information about the Space Studies Program can be found HERE.


And more about SSP17 and public events under ssp17.isunet.edu !