In 1998, Christopher Barber founded the International Space School Educational Trust, a UK registered charity. Through the Trust, Chris set about his mission to use space exploration and the people behind it to motivate students from all backgrounds to realise their potential, grow their confidence and help them achieve their dreams, in whichever field they choose.
ISSET Training Ltd, trading as ISSET, is the commercial arm of the Trust that manages the Trusts different programmes and handles direct-to-consumer sales and business-to-business sales, internationally.
For over 20 years, in partnership with some of the world’s leading organisations, the Trust and ISSET have led the way in space and STEM education for all. The Trust runs sponsored programmes for students who may not otherwise be afforded these opportunities. We work closely with education ministries and local governments to ensure we accommodate students who are best in need of these experiences.
The Trust founded the Mission Discovery event series, Launch Prize virtual competitions and the Space to Learn classroom experiences.