In 2018 the International Space University’s Space Studies Program will take place in Delft, Leiden and Noordwijk. Here at our faculty around 130 young professionals from the global space sector will participate in the prestigious 9 week summer school programme.  More than 150 experts – such as the astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Jeff Hoffman, the Hubble Repairman, and futurologist Jim Dator -  will fly in to teach, give public lectures, and participate in workshops, panel discussions and ‘DSE-like’ team projects. Many of these are open for staff and students at the faculty. Would you like to see a sneak preview? Just follow the ISU SSP 2017 taking place now in Cork.  

From 25 June until 25 August 2018 the International Space University’s Space Studies Program will take place at TU Delft, ESA ESTEC and Leiden University, coordinated by the Netherlands Space Office. In addition to the official programme for the 130 participants, the local hosts are collaborating with the three cities and the Dutch space sector to organise a Sizzling Summer of Space consisting of numerous space activities for a broader audience of school children, students, politicians and policy makers, media and the (space) industry.

Be part of it? Yes, please!  

  • Would you like to contribute tot he curriculum (different options, varying from one hour ‘core lectures’ to leading team projects for several weeks)? Please contact Pieter Visser (

  • Do you have an idea for a lecture or other activity for a broader audience? Please get in touch with Ineke Boneschansker ( 

  • Please joint the events that are open for staff and students, such as the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, the Astronaut Panel and the public lectures by Buzz Aldrin and Jeff Hoffman.

For a sneak preview follow the ISU SSP 2017 taking place right now i Cork, Ireland. Many of the public events are streamed live online:  

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Twitter: (#ssp17)

Photo: NASA astronaut and Hubble Repairman, Jeff Hoffman,  ISU SSP17 Cork (ISU SSP)