Coming soon: Mission Discovery: Kings College London July 2017 – students are signing up right now, visit our website for more details.
This October, ISSET will be bringing American NASA Astronaut Ken Bowersox to the United Kingdom.
Ken is a NASA Astronaut with experience of five Space Shuttle Missions, two as Commander and a long duration space mission as the Commander of the International Space Station.
An Evening with Ken Bowersox will be taking place on the 15th October in association with our partners ‘Pint of Science’. This event is a chance to come and hear all about space missions with a real NASA astronaut and a former Director of Kennedy Space Center, Jay Honeycutt. The evening will also include some exciting presentations from lecturers at King’s College, London. Professor Steve Harridge will be teaching us about ‘The effect of Space travel on muscles’ and Dr. Julie Keeble will be filling us in on the topic of ‘Student experiments on the International Space Station’. Tickets can be purchased at this link.
Ken will also be leading the Astronaut Leadership Experience Programme in the Lake District as part of his visit. This programme is taking place on 16th – 18th October, 2015. You can sign up here for this programme.
Thanks to Reuters for covering our story!
You can read more or sign up today for the next Mission Discovery Summer School at King’s College, London on the 13th-17th July, 2015 by visiting the following link.
Mission Discovery is an ISSET programme which invites students to work directly with astronauts, astronaut trainers, rocket scientists, and NASA leaders for a week. Students spend the week learning from the Mission Discovery team, with the aim to design an experiment to be launched into space. Successful experiments will be performed aboard the International Space Station.
We are holding a stall at the ASE Conference at the University of Reading from today, Thursday the 8th of January until the 10th.
If you are in the area drop in and see us and collect your personal discount code for Mission Discovery at Kings College London or get up to £175 off a Space Centre Experience in the USA.
Hope to see you there!
This week kicks off Live from Space season on Channel 4, featuring a series of programmes designed to display what life is really like on board the International Space Station. One of the astronauts featured was Koichi Wakata, who last weekend became the first Japanese International Space Station Commander!
“I am humbled to assume the command of the space station,” Wakata said during the change-of-command ceremony on March 9, “I am very proud as a Japanese to be given this important command. I think that this reflects the real trust toward Japan and what Japan has achieved over the past years.”
ISSET are huge fans of Koichi, primarily because he was the astronaut that carried out our Mission Discovery experiments on the ISS! Watch our Mission Discovery video below from 6.17 to see Koichi perform the experiments (and surf in microgravity using what looks like a huge sheet of paper)!
Live from Space ends this Sunday, so make sure you tune in to find out more about life for an astronaut on the space station! If you’d like to have an ISS commander like Koichi carry out your experiment in space then sign up for Mission Discovery HERE!