We are 4 International Space University (ISU) alumni conducting a 2-week Mars analog research mission at the Mars Desert Research Station in Utah.
Our team is a highly motivated group of scientists, engineers and thinkers from around the world who hold unique graduate degrees from the International Space University Masters and Space Studies Programs. This distinguished university has provided all of us with a shared life experience that has shaped our collective careers in the current space industry.
We share a passion for space research, engineering, architecture, mission design and exploration that unites us as a tightly bonded team of space adventurers.
Team ISU’s combined background includes a broad range of scientific, educational and engineering accomplishments. Our current works include astrobiology research, space cargo management, venture capitalism, entrepreneurship, the fine arts, STEM education and microgravity research aboard the International Space Station.
What brings this team together is our common dream of space exploration. After spending one year abroad together in Strasbourg, France, our team understands the importance of defining roles within a team and have learned to cope with high-stress situations in small living spaces. Completing a mission together at MDRS will challenge us to improve our professional communication while expanding our friendships and our shared passion for exploration.
Most importantly, we understand the need to support each other while collaborating on a common mission objective. Our diverse backgrounds provide us with an interdisciplinary problem-solving approach. The first Mars colony will undoubtedly be an international collaboration. We plan to publicize our mission in each of our home countries and hope to leave the habitat with 4 incredible life experiences that we share when we get home.