United Space School

THE DEADLINE FOR 2018 APPLICATIONS IS JANUARY 8, 2018.

The 2018 dates are July 22 – August 6. 

The 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 education@thehangarmuseum.ca gives you the chance to become Western Canada’s delegate for 2018.  We are looking for someone who will be an enthusiastic ambassador for our country, and who will also benefit from the learning and growth opportunities that the United Space School provides. 

Click here to read testimonials straight from a few of our prior Western Canadian delegates! You can also read the recap from our 2017 student, Elizabeth Drew, here.

Here are a few pictures from the USS2014.  Click the photograph to see it in a larger format.

Award Gold Team JSC Catwalk Jumping World SCH Line Soccer Match UHCL

To learn more about the program visit the FISE United Space School website.

Or watch this video:

 

TO APPLY PLEASE SEND THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS TO education@thehangarmuseum.ca

  • Resume
  • Motivation Video (90 seconds).  Tell us why you want to go to Houston and why you should be the delegate from Western Canada.  Optional: you may complete this as a cover letter if you are unable to send a video.
  • One reference letter
  • 500 word essay.  The 2018 topic is: The development of capabilities to explore and send humans into space can be extremely expensive, dangerous, and have no guarantees of returns that justify the costs and risks. Public funds used for space research and development better serve humanity if applied to solving problems here on Earth. Do you agree or disagree and why? (Don't forget to include scientific reasoning and data as well as persuasive logic arguments).
  • A copy of your recent academic transcript
  •  A copy of your Canadian passport valid through November 2018

If you have any questions about the process please contact info@thehangarmuseum.ca or speak with Lauren Maillet, Guest Services Manager at 403-250-3752 ext 101.

 

If you are interested in helping out this program by advertising it to Western Canadian high school students we have printable PDF versions of a poster and the application process here:

2018 DOCUMENTS NOW AVAILABLE.

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2018 Application Process

Poster