Brazil Chases ISU Back to France

ISU The International Space University has decided to shift its summer session from Brazil to its main campus in Strasbourg, France, due to a sudden and unexpected increase in hotel costs.

The university was to have held the event at the Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE) campus in São José dos Campos, Brazil, beginning on June 17.  (More like a winter session, actually, if I understand the Earth’s rotation around the sun.)

The hotel that had been booked for participants decided to raise its rate significantly, according to a message sent out by ISU. There isn’t sufficient time to raise the money needed to hold the session there, officials said.

It’s a shame because of the ISU SSP is a great program, and it would have brought much to Brazil’s emerging space program. But, they can always host in the future.