On June 15th 2010, ISU and its International Institute of Space Commerce held a scholarship fund dinner in Washington, DC for the purpose of awarding an honorary Doctor of Space Achievement degree to Dr. Greg Olsen, who as the third private spaceflight participant, visited the International Space Station in October, 2005. The proceeds for the evening went to benefit ISU's annual scholarship campaign.
Senior current and former NASA & FAA Commercial Space Transportation officials, VIPs of the commercial and personal space industry, and several ISU alumni were on hand for this special event to honor Dr. Olsen, who in his career has been a scientist, entrepreneur, and angel investor.
Dr. Michael Simpson, ISU President, was on hand to introduce the guest of honor. Dr. Olsen's remarks and acceptance of the Doctor of Space Achievement degree were followed by a video highlighting his time in training in Russia and his flight to the ISS. You can read more about Dr. Olsen at his official website, http://ghoventures.com/bio.aspx.