to: 25 Jul 2020




Due to COVID-19, the 2020 cohort is now a hybrid online program.

The 2020 program now features a unique hybrid online structure that will enable a healthy balance of distance learning with two weeks of on on-site learning on the Space Coast and expeditions to space industry destinations.*

The objective of the Commercial Space Program graduate certificate is to provide students from diverse backgrounds in science, engineering and business an intensive series of courses focused on commercial space with an emphasis on technical and entrepreneurial management, public-private partnership, and New Space activities.

“This intensive program was developed by the International Space University and Aldrin Space Institute for students passionate about shaping the future of commercial space. Upon completion of all four courses, students will earn a 12 credit Commercial Space Programs graduate certificate” – ANDREW ALDRIN, Aldrin Space Institute

According to Dr. Greg Autry, Director at Southern California Commercial Spaceflight Initiative (SCCSI) and Faculty of the CSP graduate certificate: «Commercial space startups are now far and away the fastest growing sector of the aerospace industry. According to Bryce Technologies, the five year period from 2013-2018 witnessed an order of magnitude increase in seed and venture capital investment. Space Angels Network reports that over $3 billion was invested in 2018 alone and cumulative commercial space investment is now at $18 billion. Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, Deloitte and Bank of America all project a space economy in the trillions.»

Upon completion of all four courses, students will earn a graduate certificate in Florida Tech’s Commercial Space Programs graduate certificate course. All courses are accredited with fully transferable credit to partner institutions.

Learn from the best faculty from leading universities across the globe in space entrepreneurship, technology and law.


Under the leadership of proven industry and academic figures, including NASA experts and private-sector pioneers alike, students will receive a balance of valuable academic and real-world insight for the economy of tomorrow.


Students enrolled in the International Space University – Center for Space Entrepreneurship ISU-CSE at Flori­da Tech will learn on-site at the Ken­nedy Space Center Visitor Complex, the home of historic NASA vehicles and educational resources designed to engage the general public with space. KSC-VC boasts an array of ful­ly equipped classroom and learning spaces in its NASA education facilities.

Florida Tech’s proximity to estab­lished commercial space ventures and NASA’s Kennedy Space Center offers students a combination of practical training, networking opportunities at popular launch viewing events and hands-on industry experience.