Alum Helps Forge New ISU Partnership

Exciting to see alumni helping build new relationships between ISU and the broader space community. Excerpts below from ISU's press release, which can be found here:

ISU named first Education Partner of ‘Women In Aerospace’

WASHINGTON, DC and STRASBOURG, FRANCE - Dr. Michael Simpson, President of the International Space University (ISU), announced that the university has been designated as the first “Education Partner” by Women in Aerospace (WIA), an internationally recognized organization.

“By this action, WIA has recognized the key role of ISU in advancing the careers of women in aerospace and preparing women for leadership roles in the global space community,” said Debra Facktor Lepore, WIA Chair of the Board and an ISU alumnae. “ISU offers a tremendous multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural experience for students and professionals alike to facilitate global partnerships,” she added.

ISU-LA Alumni Lunch in Santa Monica

March 1, 2009

ISU Alumni in the LA area got together at Ye Old King's Head in Santa Monica for some good food, catching up with friends, and kick-starting activities in LA. At the lunch were members of the previous and current ISU-USA Alumni Board and the new LA Regional Coordinator, Gina Pieri. The dicussion included getting feedback on the ISU-USA Alumni Association 2009 Strategic Plan and how the Association could best serve the alumni.

To receive email about ISU activity in the LA area, please visit the ISU-LA Google Group website and click on "Join Group" or visit the ISU-LA Facebook group.

ISU Alumni Meet in Santa Monica for Lunch (3.01.2009)
ISU Alumni and Friends Meet in Santa Monica for Lunch (Gina Pieri, Michael Aherne, Shandy Asturias, Daphne Dador, Will Pomerantz)

February 2009 ISU*USA Newsletter Posted

The February 2009 ISU*USA Newsletter has been posted to If you haven't received it in your inbox, sign up for the ISU*USA email list.

In this episode:

  • Alumni Spotlight: Kirk Kittell
  • ISU in the News: ISU and Boeing Sign Five-Year Support Agreement
  • Alumni In The News: Brian Weeden (SSP07)

Applications Open for ISU Executive Space Course

The 2009 edition of the ISU Executive Space Course is coming up in April at the International Space University central campus in Strasbourg, France.

Dear ISUers,

As you know, ISU is once again offering its successful Executive Space Course. This one-week course will be held from 20-24 April 2009. (Application deadline: 3rd of April 2009)

If you know people within your organization who could be interested in this great training program, you may direct them to the ISU website at

You will find detailed information along with the new brochure. Online registration is also available at

If you have any further questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact our Admissions Office:

Admissions Office
International Space University
Strasbourg Central Campus
Parc d'Innovation
67400 Illkirch-Graffenstaden
Tel.:+33 (0)3 88 65 54 30

2009 ISU Symposium

ISU is hosting its annual symposium this week, 18 to 20 February, at the home office in Strasbourg, France. This year's symposium is titled, "Space for a Safe and Secure World." If you're going to be at the symposium, leave a comment or email me at We will toss you the keys to so that you can liveblog the proceedings, send photos, tell us what's going on in Strasbourg as it's happening.

Screening of "Orphans of Apollo," Supporting ISU @ GW Friday, February 27, 2009

The International Space University,

The Arthur C. Clarke Foundation &

The Space Policy Institute at The George Washington University

Invite You To

An Exclusive Directors Screening of the Award Winning Film "Orphans of Apollo" Inaugural Event for the New Arthur C. Clarke Fellowship Endowment Of the International Space University FRIDAY FEBRUARY 27, 2009 5:00pm

Doors Open 5:30pm Introductions & Film Followed by Directors Q&A 6:30pm Closing Reception $250 "Event Sponsor" (3 tickets Included) $100 "Scholarship Booster" (2 tickets Included) $25 General Admission $15 Student R.S.V.P Facebook Event: Jack Morton Auditorium, George Washington University, 805 21st St. N.W. "Join this band of rebels out to change the course of history in space, as they board a private Gulf Stream jet, fly to Russia and negotiate one of the most remarkable business deals of the final frontier. " Supporting Institutions:

American Astronautical Society

Space Frontier Foundation

ISU-USA Alumni Association

Society of Satellite Professionals International


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