Space Foundation and International Space University Announce Partnership – Parabolic Arc

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado (Space Foundation Editorial Team) — Space Foundation, a non-profit organization founded in 1983, today announced its partnership with the International Space University (ISU), a private non-profit institution, officially recognized as an institution of higher learning in France by the French Ministry of Education. The partnership was revealed during the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding during the 37th Space Symposium at The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs, CO (USA).

The new partnership will see the two organizations coordinate space education and space awareness programs focused on expanding the diversity and entrepreneurial engagement of the global space ecosystem.

Commenting on the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding at the 37th Space Symposium, Space Foundation CEO Tom Zelibor said, “With the establishment of our Center for Innovation and Education and our newly created Institute of Space Commerce , working with the UIS helps open more doors and opportunities to bring more people into the most dynamic and innovative economy in the world. The combination of the ISU’s history in preparing today’s and tomorrow’s space leaders and the Space Foundation’s expertise in information, education and collaboration strengthens access and opportunities for all who seek to find their place in space.

“As an elite international space school, ISU’s goal is to provide interdisciplinary space education that prepares the future space workforce for the global opportunities and challenges ahead. Closer cooperation between the Space Foundation and the UIS will open up multiple avenues for global space education and foster international ecosystems for entrepreneurship,” said International Space University President Prof. Pascale Ehrenfreund.

About International Space University

ISU is the only university in the world entirely dedicated to space education since 1987. ISU develops the future leaders of the global space community by providing interdisciplinary, cross-cultural and international educational programs in all relevant space fields through of the master’s program in space studies, space studies. Curriculum, the Southern Hemisphere Curriculum and Executive Space Courses. These programs are delivered by more than 100 UIS faculty members in collaboration with guest experts from industry and agencies from institutions around the world.

The ISU is a 35-year-old success story with 5,200 alumni shaping the international space ecosystem in 110 countries, including astronauts and entrepreneurs as well as current and former leaders of the space industry and government. The UIS also encourages entrepreneurship and supports start-ups in its dedicated space incubator and has launched the Space Policy and Entrepreneurship Lab (SPEL). Visit to learn more about ISU.

About the Center for Innovation and Education

Center for Innovation and Education, a division of Space Foundation, is a lifelong learning provider for the global space ecosystem that provides workforce development and economic opportunities for kindergarten students to grade 12 and academics, teachers, entrepreneurs, businesses and space professionals. Programs and resources are delivered in person or virtually around the world. Through its roadmap of workforce development programs and resources, the Center for Innovation and Education improves prospects and opportunities for careers, jobs and businesses. To learn more about the Center for Innovation and Education, please visit, and visit to learn more about Space Foundation Discovery Center.

About the Space Foundation

Space Foundation is a non-profit organization founded in 1983, providing a gateway to information, education, and collaboration for space exploration and the space-to-Earth industries that define the global space ecosystem. Driven by a partnership model, the Space Foundation operates three divisions that unite all stakeholders – business, government, education and local communities – through corporate member support, sponsorship, fundraising and grants. Symposium 365 is the primary source for media and events, including Space Symposium and The Space Report; The Center for Innovation and Education is a provider of lifelong learning; and Global Alliance facilitates collaboration around the world. Visit Space Foundation at and follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.


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