ISSET: Mission Discovery

A unique and innovative science summer school delivered by NASA astronauts, residential at King's College London.


Get ready for lift off! This summer 2023, do something extraordinary: harness the NASA ‘you can do it’ spirit and join ISSET’s Mission Discovery Summer School (for ages 14-18) at internationally-renowned King’s College London. 

If you’ve always been mesmerised by the deepest mysteries of space, Mission Discovery is a truly unique opportunity to meet and learn from real NASA astronauts, leading space scientists and passionate professors. Your mission: to design an experiment that could benefit humankind on or off the planet, with the winning experiment being built by NASA and launched to the International Space Station!

This innovative week-long course encompasses all of the STEM subjects with a particular focus on the sciences and the biomedical sector. Working with a space squad of like-minded international peers, you’ll also develop essential astronaut-worthy skills such as leadership, public speaking and teamwork, as well as bolster your UK university application and gain a huge boost to your confidence! Back down to Earth, you’ll get a taste of authentic student life at King’s College London, living on-campus in modern student halls, and enjoying group meals out in different local restaurants every evening in vibrant, multicultural London!

  • Learn from real NASA astronauts!
  • Experience student life at King’s College London
  • Your experiment built by NASA and launched to the International Space Station
  • Develop skills in leadership, teamwork and public speaking
What's Included?
  • 35 hours of tuition from NASA astronauts and space scientists
  • Accommodation in student halls at King’s College London
  • Breakfast every day at student residence
  • Dinners at a different restaurant every evening
  • Communal kitchen and games room
  • Opportunity to fly your school flag on the International Space Station
  • Complete your Duke of Edinburgh Gold Certificate
  • Mission Discovery closing ceremony
  • Official completion certificate
  • 24-hour supervision including night patrol and CCTV
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry service
Optional Extras
  • Option to be residential or commute in each day
  • Stay in student halls at King’s College London
  • Single ensuite bedroom in a shared flat with communal kitchen and games room
  • Breakfast and dinner included
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Course Summary

Choose this provider if....

Choose ISSET’s Mission Discovery Summer School at King’s College London this year if you’re looking for an incredible, unique experience that will develop your passion for space exploration, the sciences, and take you a large leap closer to your dream career of becoming an astronaut!

Company Description

ISSET has been inspiring young people to realise their potential for over 20 years, working with some of the world’s leading space organisations, such as NASA, to deliver imaginative and truly unique science summer courses. Its courses are challenging, innovative and additionally focus on personal development, providing university applications support and honing leadership and teamwork skills.

  • Established summer school
  • Course graduation and certificate
  • Verified profile on the OSCG site
  • Meet students from all over the world
  • Study with top academics & tutors
  • Flexible booking options + extras

Key Details

  • Year founded: 2011
  • No. Students: 300
  • Accommodation: University halls of residence
  • Age Range: 14-18
  • Hours of Tuition / wk: 35 / week
  • Typical Duration: 5 days

Dates & Fees

  • Fees from: 799 non-residential / 1572 residential
  • Dates: 9th to 14th July 2023
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Age Range: 14-18
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