The UGR to host 1st SSP21 Space Conference with European Space Agency and NASA

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 16:36
A sunrise seen from space

The Faculty of Science will host the 1st SSP21 Space Conference of the University of Granada today Friday 22 February. As part of the event, Omar Hatamleh, Executive Director of the Space Studies Programme (SSP) at the International Space University (ISU) and Chief Innovation Officer at the Johnson Space Center (NASA) will deliver a talk titled ‘Granada in Space: The 2021 Space Studies Program (SSP21)’. He will be joined by the Rector of the UGR, Pilar Aranda, and the Mayor of Granada, Francisco Cuenca, alongside other academic staff from the University.

A press conference will be held at 11am at the Hospital Real — the seat of the Rectorate of the University of Granada, during which Omar Hatamleh will present the Space Studies Program run by the International Space University. Pilar Aranda will also deliver a speech as part of the opening ceremony.

The event will bring together local, national and international institutions and businesses, serving both as a networking forum and as a platform to promote the Space Studies Program that will take place at the UGR in 2021. The SSP, which consists of an intensive professional development course lasting 9 weeks, is the flagship programme of the International Space University. It is attended by over 130 participants from all over globe every year, as well as approximately 200 speakers and members of the ISU.

The SSP turns each host city into the global capital of the space industry for a summer, attracting some of the most important aerospace companies and astronauts in the world. The University of Granada will host the SSP in the summer of 2021 and is currently planning for the event and seeking sponsors.

Date: 22 Feb 2019

Time: 11am

Venue: Hospital Real

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