International Space Education Board

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About the International Space Education Board

The International Space Education Board was established in 2005, under the leadership of the education offices of the founding members: the Canadian Space Agency, or CSA; the European Space Agency, or ESA; the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, or JAXA; and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, or NASA. The creation of the ISEB signaled a new era of collaboration in space education.

The board's mandate is to:

  • Increase science, technology, engineering and mathematics literacy achievement in connection with space.
  • Support the future workforce needs of space programs.

To that end, the ISEB discusses global issues of importance to each member's outreach and education programs, and it implements joint education initiatives. Space science, engineering and technology-related activities are the backbone of each space agency's undertakings and are important elements in the creation, development and sustainability of competitive knowledge-based societies and economies. In the long term, to ensure the availability of a suitable and talented workforce, the ISEB members offer educational activities and programs for international participation.

Membership is primarily composed of space agencies that have education programs; however, other organizations and institutions carrying out space activities and pursuing a space education program may apply. These organizations and institutions must have the capacity and authority to represent the space education interests of their country. Since its founding, the following new members have joined:


Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales   →
Victorian Space Science Education Centre Victorian Space Science Education Centre   →
Korea Aerospace Research Institute Korea Aerospace Research Institute   →
South African National Space Agency South African National Space Agency   →


ISEB Activities

International Student Zone at the International Astronautical Congress
Oct. 1-5, 2012

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International Connections

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Education Materials Finder

Education materials finder

A searchable database of NASA's teaching materials by grade level, type, or subject matter. Download materials in PDF format directly from the site.

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Comments and Questions
Astronaut Barbara Morgan observes a student working on a computer

Send a comment or ask a question about the NASA Education website.

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An astronaut speaks into a microphone on the space station

Astronauts and cosmonauts on the station use ham radios to talk to students and educators.

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Spaceward Bound
Woman in space-type helmet

Explore remote and extreme environments on Earth as analogs for human exploration of the moon and Mars.

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Aeronautics Competitions
Artist's design for a future aircraft

High school and university students design future aircraft.

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Page Last Updated: September 30th, 2013
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