Welcome to the International Space Education Board

The International Space Education Board (ISEB) is comprised of ten international space agencies whose purpose is to provide a mechanism for enhanced cooperation among its members with a twofold objective of (1) increasing literacy achievement in connection with space for various subjects including science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), and (2) supporting the future workforce needs of space programs.

ISEB was founded by the Canadian Space Agency (CSA/Canada), the European Space Agency (ESA/Europe), the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA/Japan), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA/United States of America) on October 17, 2005. It presently counts ten members in addition to the founding members, including the Centre national d’études spatiales (CNES/France), the Agencia Espacial Mexicana (AEM/Mexico), the South African National Space Agency (SANSA/South Africa), the Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI/South Korea), the Victorian Space Science Education Centre (VSSEC/Australia) and the United Arab Emirates Space Agency (UAESA/United Arab Emirates).


  • Discuss global issues of importance to each member’s youth outreach and education programs;
  • Establish ISEB objectives and joint education initiatives, including, as appropriate, initiatives with other organizations interested in space-related education;
  • Address common interests that can help members achieve their education goals by leveraging international efforts;
  • Create opportunities using the capabilities and expertise of its members to strengthen their education activities and maximize their reach.

ISEB Charter

This document and the subsequent addendum present the terms of reference to which ISEB adheres, including information on ISEB’s purpose, scope, membership, activities, and operating rules.

ISEB Charter

Addendum to the ISEB Charter (as of 01/01/2022)

Become a Member

ISEB membership may be extended to any national or international space agency that has space-related education programs, as well as organizations and/or institutions appointed by their national government to manage space-related education activities and/or funding programs. The application process is as follows:

        • Applications must be submitted in writing, in the form of a letter, to the ISEB Chairperson, requesting
        • The Chairperson will notify all Founding Members and Members via email of the interest
        • The applicant will be invited to make a presentation highlighting their organization, organizational
          structure, and their space education activities at a subsequent Heads of Education (HoE) meeting.
        • Following a vote by the Founding Members, the Chairperson will inform the applicant of the ISEB’ s decision.


    Please see Section 4 in the ISEB Charter for further information outlining the application process, expectations of membership, and membership acceptance process.
    If you are interested in becoming a member of ISEB, contact the current ISEB Chairperson: