Global Spaceport Alliance Welcomes the International Space University

Enriching the Spaceport Community: International Space University Joins Global Spaceport Alliance!

We are excited to announce the newest addition to our team, International Space University (ISU), who will be joining the Global Spaceport Alliance (GSA) membership. With a strong background in space education, ISU brings a wealth of expertise and enthusiasm that will significantly enhance our capabilities.

George Nield, GSA’s Chairman noted, “Given ISU’s reputation for excellence and its extensive cadre of alumni, I look forward to seeing what we can accomplish together to energize and expand the international spaceport community.

ISU was founded in 1987 and is a private, non-profit [501(c)3] university registered in France and the U.S. ISU provides “3-I” (i.e., international, interdisciplinary, and intercultural) workforce and leadership development programs for participants at the graduate student and early career professional levels for the benefit of all humanity. 

ISU has a central campus in Strasbourg, France and is establishing a permanent presence in North America. ISU has 5400 alumni shaping the international space ecosystem in 110 countries, including astronauts, entrepreneurs, space industry leaders, and government executives. 

Dr. Ken Davidian, Vice President, North American Operations of the International Space University said, “ISU is thrilled to join the Global Spaceport Alliance, enabling us to share our distinct international, interdisciplinary, and intercultural approach to space education and professional development with the global spaceport community.”

Their deep understanding of space is poised to make an immediate impact as we continue to provide support for the growing spaceport industry.



Established in 2015, the Global Spaceport Alliance has become the largest network of spaceports in the world. Members include spaceport operators, suppliers, and government and academic entities involved in the commercial space sector. GSA offers members timely access to information, the ability to engage with key decision makers, and the opportunity to participate in working groups targeting specific areas of interest to the spaceport ecosystem.

Join ISU for a five-day program coming up!

SPACE SECTOR CRASH COURSE on November 12-17, 2023 in Houston, Texas at the Holiday Inn Houston-Webster at 302 Bay Area Blvd – Webster, TX 77598