Project Description

From the very beginning of its Founding Conference in 1987, the International Space University (ISU) has lived with the vision that one day it would be able to educate students in space. The founding vision saw three steps in the development of the University: first, a postgraduate summer program (which continues today as the Space Studies Program); second, an offering of space related Masters Programs with a permanent campus (which was inaugurated in 1995 and which operates out of facilities in Strasbourg, France); and an extraterrestrial facility, initially in Earth orbit (which remains a dream, yet appears more attainable as each year passes).

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This paper was first published as part of Space Commerce, The Inside Story, published by the Aerospace Technology Working Group (ATWG) and included on this site through the courtesy of ATWG, ISU and the individual authors.

For reference, we are also providing the front cover and table of contents.

Other extracts from this publication can be found here.