WHAT IS THE UNITED SPACE SCHOOL?
The FISE: United Space School is the chance of a lifetime if you are considering going into a career in the aerospace industry. Students from approximately 50 countries spend two weeks together in Houston, Texas learning from experts in the field. Applying to firstname.lastname@example.org gives you the chance to become Western Canada’s delegate. We are looking for someone who will be an enthusiastic ambassador for our country, on an international platform, and who will also benefit from the learning and growth opportunities that the United Space School provides. This is an all-expenses paid experience from The Hangar Flight Museum.
Once chosen, the student will participate in pre-program assignments to ensure everyone starts with a solid knowledge base. When the student arrives in Houston they will work together with other students to create a manned mission to Mars. They must interview for the position they desire on the team they want to join and show real intellectual prowess, as well as the ability to work as a collaborative team member, to accomplish this goal. Students get a real sense for what types of careers the space industry offers, and also get a sense of what the lifestyle feels like by being billeted with a family in Houston for 2 weeks during the summer.
At this time it is uncertain whether the 2022 United Space School will happen in person in Houston or whether it will be conducted online. This decision will be made by April. Students applying for 2022 should be aware that either format may be the one chosen by the program. The deadline for applications does occur before this decision is finalized. In 2020 and 2021 the program was held online, and we expect the Covid restrictions and protocols in the participating countries to be taken into account when making their decision.