International Institute for Astronautical Sciences announces partnership with Project PoSSUM

24 May International Institute for Astronautical Sciences announces partnership with Project PoSSUM

Boulder, CO. – The International Institute of Astronautical Sciences (IIAS) formally announced a partnership with the Project Polar Suborbital Science in the Upper Mesosphere (PoSSUM) today. This partnership designates IIAS as the provider of formal  educational services supporting PoSSUM’s research activities.

Currently representing students from 43 different countries, IIAS is an education and research institute combining distance learning with immersive field campaigns that produce scientific research in fields that benefit from and enable human space flight. Project PoSSUM is a 501(c)(3) non-profit research and education organization that conducts upper-atmospheric and bioastronatuics research and manages related science outreach projects.

Offering professional certificates and a thesis-based program, IIAS will continue to focus on the following concentrations: aeronomy, bioastronautics, space suit test and evaluation, science education, and space flight operations. IIAS research facilities are collocated at IIAS research facilities are collocated at the National Research Council of Canada, the Canadian Space Agency, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Survival Systems USA, and a field research site in Northern Arizona.

“IIAS exemplifies what a leading-edge educational institute should be: research-focused, international, and a combination of virtual learning with immersive field campaigns”, said IIAS Executive Director Dr. Jason Reimuller. “Our students lead novel, applied, and occasionally deployed research, and are encouraged to serve the communities from which they come.”

Beginning June 1, 2020, the IIAS will be offering four online courses as part of its inaugural Summer 2020 semester. Two courses are available to the general public: EVA 101 Life Support Systems and OPS 104a Orbital Mechanics and Mission Simulation. Interested students may apply by May 31, 2020.

To learn more about IIAS or to enroll in its open university courses, visit

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