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 Welcome to the ISSET Director’s Blog, your first stop for exciting news, history and programme updates from the The International Space School Educational Trust!

We’ll be updating you on a regular basis about all the goings-on at HQ, so stay tuned for all the updates on our latest projects, highlights from times gone by and a personal insight into the incredible characters that we’ve met along the way.

Adopting NASA’s ‘Can do!’ attitude, we run an extremely diverse range of programmes; from outdoor leadership courses to guided tours of US space centres, the binding emphasis of all our programmes is on inspiration. These experiences are more of an educational adventure, letting you really get to grips with learning essential key skills, but in a unique way.

We utilise space exploration as a way of motivating people to achieve, not just within the realms of science and space technology but any personal or business related objectives.

We make sure that participants come into contact with inspirational figures such as astronauts and NASA scientists, so that they are provided with a constant symbol of success and motivation throughout the programmes.

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Recent Posts

Catch-up with Astronaut Scott Kelly

Chris and ScottI met-up with Scott Kelly at the BBC in Manchester in November this year. After this photo, we went for dinner and caught up on everything since we last met up at his launch from Kazakhstan in 2015, prior to his year on the International Space Station. It looks like Scott may join us on our adventure and environmental awareness programme that may take place in the Arctic at the start of April 2018.

Please let me know if you are interested in joining us in a range of activities that would include dog sledding, a snow mobile safari to see the reindeer migration, wilderness camping in a traditional indigenous Sami northern tent, viewing the Northern Lights and a rib boat expedition to the Jøkelfjord glacier.


Scott’s twin-brother Mark Kelly joined us for a previous ISSET trip to the Arctic back in 2007.


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