17 February 2011. Extending the traditional partnership with the International Space University (ISU), ESPI was again invited to actively participate in this year’s ISU Annual Symposium in Strasbourg.


ESPI’s recent activities on “Humans in Outer Space” (see the webnews on the related event of 10 February 2011 here) were a good precondition for substantively contributing to the 15th Annual Conference of the International Space University (ISU), which dealt with the International Space Station and its operations (programme download here). ESPI’s Director Kai-Uwe Schrogl chaired one half-day session and ESPI Resident Fellow Gerhard Thiele presented the astronauts memorandum of last year (presentation download here). In addition, Gerhard Thiele was invited to present a paper by Ian Pryke on behalf on the author which was based on his contribution to ESPI’s recent Yearbook on Space Policy.


The Symposium took place from 15 to 17 February 2011 in Strasbourg and was attended by more than 200 persons. In addition to ESPI’s contributions to this event, Kai-Uwe Schrogl had been invited the day before the Symposium to give a lecture on Space Traffic Management to the students of this year’s master class of ISU. Under the close partnership with ISU, ESPI is readily taking the opportunities to disseminate its products in ISU’s high-ranking events and educational programmes.

ESPI Resident Fellow Gerhard Thiele during presentation with session moderator Thomas Reiter

Panel with ESPI Director Kai-Uwe Schrogl as moderator


- Presentation by Gerhard Thiele "Human Space Exploration - ISS and Beyond. A Global Trans-Cultural Quest"

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