United Space School


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 guestservices@thehangarmuseum.ca gives you the chance to become Western Canada’s delegate.  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. This is an all-expenses paid experience from The Hangar Flight Museum.

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, or a biography of our 2018 student, Jarrett Murray, here, and the recap from our 2020 student, Skyler Chan, here. 

Here are a few pictures from the USS2018.  Click the photograph to see it in a larger format.


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 guestservices@thehangarmuseum.ca (please submit one PDF file for all of your documents other than the Motivation Video)

  • 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 2020 topic is: Research a human spaceflight mission or project that is currently in development or testing. How is this going to change the future of space exploration and/or life on Earth? 
  • A copy of your recent academic transcript
  •  A copy of your Canadian passport valid through November 2020

If you have any questions about the process please contact guestservices@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: