Join astronaut Michael Foale at the Space & STEM Summer School this July and launch your very own experiment into space
This summer, join British-American astronaut Michael Foale at King’s
College, London for ISSETs flagship ‘Mission Discovery’ Space & STEM Summer School from 8 to 13 July 2018.
Mission Discovery invites students aged 14 to 18 years old to spend the week working in teams with NASA astronauts, rocket scientists and King’s College London professors. The aim of the week is to design an experiment which will be launched to the International Space Station and conducted by astronauts on board.
Throughout the week, students will hear a variety of talks from the entire Mission Discovery team based on team building, leadership, space, the sciences and personal development.
With help from our brilliant NASA role models, students will finish the week by presenting their idea to ISSET’s judging panel, and one experiment will be selected and launched to the ISS on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.
Mission Discovery was launched in 2012. Since then we have worked with 12 NASA astronauts, held programmes in four continents for over 5,000 students sending 17 experiments into space on five different rockets, with a further seven experiments scheduled to launch over the next year.
Mission Discovery winners have appeared on NASA TV, BBC, ITV and Channel 4, along with numerous press publications internationally. If you’re looking for a challenge, which could change your life and build your future, this is it!
“I am delighted to be back at Mission Discovery. With this program, students are getting a rare opportunity to participate in something that is unimaginable for most young people. It will not only help them gain knowledge about space, but also enhance their self-belief and capabilities. I would have loved this opportunity as a student, who knows where this journey will take them.” Steven SwanSon, naSa a Stronaut & ISS commander
“Mission Discovery was brilliant; a motivational and inspiring programme that I was thrilled to be a part of. I enjoyed every aspect of the Summer School, from working in teams to produce our experiments, to listening to lectures from astronauts and professors at King’s College London.” eleanor, Gumley HouSe ScHool,
Astronaut Michael Foale is the first British-American to fly into space