International Space University Selects New President

The International Space University’s (ISU) Chairman of the Board, Christian Sallaberger announces that Juan de Dalmau has been selected by the Board of Trustees as the University’s next President, taking office in September 2018, and succeeding Prof Walter Peeters who has served as President since 2011.

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ISU under STEAM more than 1200 attending the Open Day

In order to further motivate, in particular, youngsters, the staff of ISU and the MSS students organized an open door day on 25 March 2018. Several activities were organized in the ISU building with as objective, to stimulate the younger generation under the STEAM motto (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics).

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ISU Assigns Next Space Studies  Program Locations

At the occasion of the International Space University’s (ISU) 58th Board Of Trustees (BOT) meeting, held on 1st March 2018 in Strasbourg, the ISU BOT has assigned a number of locations for the future Space Studies Program (SSP) sites.

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New Book about ISU co-founder Peter Diamandis

The award-winning journalist Julian Guthrie recently published a New York Times best-selling book about ISU co-founder Dr. Peter Diamandis and a group of people who dreamed of getting to space without the government’s help.

The book describes how Peter, disappointed by the winding down of human space flight by NASA, launched the $10 million XPRIZE competition to create a private space flight industry himself. The book, with a foreword by Richard Branson and an afterword by Stephen Hawking, tells of the early days of the founding of ISU: the hopes, dreams, obstacles, and successes.   

We all know Peter well as a co-founder of the International Space University and a series of entrepreneurial endeavors. It seems therefore evident that many ISU alumni will be interested in reading the book about his achievements – and those of people including ISU co-founders Bob Richards and Todd Hawley, Erik Lindbergh, Burt Rutan, Anousheh Ansari, Elon Musk, and many more – in the creation of the commercial space industry of today. “How to make a Spaceship” was published by Penguin Press, Sep 20, 2016 (see the cover page below).

Evidently Peter will always have a weak spot for ISU as one of its founders! He has organized, together with the author, a wonderful offer for ISU alumni and others from the ISU family…

For all those buying the book before the end of May, Peter and the author, Julian Guthrie, will send you a signed insert sticker (with both of their signatures) that can be put in the book. In order to get this insert, send proof of your purchase to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., with your name and mailing address. The adhesive book plate (or plates – one sticker per book) will be sent to you.

And buying the book via Amazon Smile, and choosing International Space University Organization, Inc., will also help support ISU at the same time.

A signed copy of this book should be of interest to anyone in our ISU family!


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