Mayo College, Ajmer 1st - 6th May, 2018

The International Space School Educational Trust (ISSET) in partnership with Young Edsplorer presents Mission Discovery. An international programme, providing the opportunity for students to learn and work directly with astronauts, rocket scientists, and NASA leaders. During Mission Discovery's five-day programme, students spend time learning from our specialised team with the aim to design an experiment to be launched into space. The winning experiment will be performed aboard the International Space Station.

With assistance from astronauts, NASA personnel, scientists and engineers, students will learn about space and STEM through a variety of exhilarating hands-on activities based on themes such as:

  • NASA leadership and team building
  • How space exploration benefits life on Earth
  • Experiencing the environment of space
  • Looking at different kinds of experiment and what makes them great
  • How you succeed in your dreams and ambitions

Mission Discovery has been led by multiple Astronauts, including space hero and record-breaking Astronaut Michael Foale along with Astronaut Scott Kelly who recently returned from spending a year in space.

Mission Discovery 2018 is to be hosted by Mayo College, Ajmer and offers a residential package.

To register your School:

Call at: +91 8130105747

Write to: explore@youngedsplorer.com

The Team

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Sarah is the Council Executive for NASA’s Mission Support Council & Partnership Council at NASA HQ. Working with NASA’s Deputy Administrator and Deputy Associate Administrator, she is responsible for facilitating NASA’s governance process across NASA centres throughout the US. She has also served as Assistant Division Chief for EVA, Robotics and Crew Systems where she was responsible for the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory Space Walking training facility. She has held roles in Astronaut Training and Mission Control. She has been Deputy Chief of Space Flight Training Management where she was the Chair of the International Training Control Board, responsible for training astronauts and cosmonauts.

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Dr. Julie Keeble

Lecturer of Pharmacology

Julie is a lecturer in Pharmacology in the Institute of Pharmaceutical Science at King's College London.

Julie works closely with Mission Discoveries winning teams to produce the final experiment, fit to be launched into space.

Her research focuses on the role of sensory nerves in pain, inflammation and thermoregulation.

Julie is a module organiser for the MSc Integrative Physiology & Pharmacology for Research at King's.

She is also a member of the British Pharmacological Society and a BBSRC Schools Regional Champion.

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Prof. Steve Harridge

Professor of Human & Applied Physiology

Steve is Professor of Human & Applied Physiology and Director of the Centre of Human and Aerospace Physiological Sciences, at King's College London.

His research interest is human skeletal muscle function and plasticity, particularly with regard to ageing.

Steve is also Director of the MSc in Human & Applied Physiology and Co-Director of the MSc in Aviation Medicine.

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Chris Barber

ISSET Founder & Director

Founder of the International Space School Educational Trust (ISSET).

ISSET has been developed to be the UK’s most exciting space educational organization, running programs in the UK, USA, China, Arctic and India.

Chris has had extensive careers in both finance and education. He is also a Leadership and Organizational Improvement Consultant.