London, United Kingdom

Mission Discovery Space & STEM Summer School

when 9 July 2018 - 12 July 2018
language English
duration 1 week
fee GBP 450

ISSET’s Mission Discovery Summer School programme is a great opportunity for ordinary students to do something extraordinary.

UK and international students from ages 14 - 18 get to work with NASA Astronauts, rocket scientists and NASA personnel for a week.

In teams, students will propose an idea for their own science experiment; the best idea will be launched into space and carried out by Astronauts aboard the International Space Station.

We take over 200 students a year, broken up into teams of 6-8. We team people according to age and try to achieve an equal gender split per team. You can request to be in the same team as another student (please send us an email prior to the programme).

With help from brilliant Astronauts, NASA role models, Astronaut trainers, 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

Course leader

NASA Astronaut Michael Foale
NASA Leader Sarah Murray
Dr Julie Keeble of King's College London
ISSET Director Chris Barber

Target group

14 - 18 years old UK and International students

Course aim

Get your experiment carried out in space
Meet & work with inspirational figures such as NASA Astronauts and NASA Leaders
Work with world-renowned scientists from a variety of STEM fields
Great for preparatory course for university

Learn how to:

- Work successfully in a team
- Plan the execution of a project
- Achieve a goal
- Follow efficiently and lead effectively
- Deliver a persuasive presentation
- Confidently speak in public
- Make your UCAS application stand out!
- Achieve your Duke of Edinburgh's Gold award

Credits info


Fee info

GBP 450: Non-residential place
GBP 500: Residential place - covering accommodation, meals and 24-hour supervision. The Residential package begins from 17:00 on Sunday 8th July, a day before the programme.

*Achieve your Duke of Edinburgh Gold with Mission Discovery residential package