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ISU, Rice University and NASA’s JSC to Host SSP24

International Space University. Credit ISU
International Space University. Credit ISU

Ibadan, 28 August. 2023. – The International Space University (ISU), Rice University, and NASA’s Johnson Space Center (JSC) have announced the hosting of the 2024 Space Studies Program (SSP24) in Houston, Texas. The program, which will run from June 8 to August 3, 2024, will hold at Rice’s historic campus, a location deeply rooted in the annals of space exploration.

Since its inception in 1988, the SSP has consistently provided an expansive curriculum tailored for professionals at various junctures in their space careers. As a result, over an intensive eight-week period, participants will immerse themselves in courses across all space disciplines and workshops and gain firsthand exposure through professional visits. Multidisciplinary projects addressing current and future challenges in the space sector remain a unique highlight of the SSP, ensuring participants garner perspectives that redefine their outlook on global space activities.

“Rice University hosted the ISU SSP with the support of NASA Johnson Space Center in 1997. The return of ISU’s Space Studies program to Houston with the support of the same institutions indicates a strong relationship between our organizations and resonates with the objective to boost the future of space exploration and foster international space cooperation,” said ISU President Prof. Pascale Ehrenfreund.

Likewise, Rice President Reginald DesRoches added, “Rice has the privilege to be a partner in pursuits related to space exploration and to be part of a historic collaboration with NASA that supports some of the world’s most important research and educational outreach. Hosting the International Space University on Rice’s campus will be a great opportunity to amplify the work that is being done worldwide in the space exploration field and to strengthen existing partnerships and build new ones.”

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