United Space School Program

Foundation for International Space Education (FISE)

USS Group

Australian Female Ambassador (Yr.9-12)

Shared Governance Agreement: Department of Education Western Region NSW, Broken Hill High School, Willyama High School, FISE United Space School NASA Houston, Texas and the Broken Hill University Department of Rural Health, University of Sydney.


To provide a comprehensive, informative and educational opportunity for one Australian female student to participate in the FISE United Space School Program where they will experience NASA’s Johnson Space Centre and talk to professional NASA experts. Collaborative partnerships with local and regional education providers (specifically Broken Hill High School), NASA (Houston, Texas) and the Broken Hill community.

To provide exposure to the space sector by undertaking an engineering mission to Mars, as well as meeting other students from different world cultures. Enabling students to make informed decisions about their career aspirations and choices, whilst also learning to appreciate cultural differences.


The FISE United Space School Program (USS) has been delivered since 2009. The program has successfully recruited one female student each year from Broken Hill High School. Geographical coverage of the program requires the student to travel Internationally and independently to Houston, Texas. A number of female students have attended the USS with 1 participant being of Aboriginal descent.

The success of this program has consolidated these partnerships. Each student is required to cover costs associated with participation and fundraising is supported. Participant and partner organisation feedback remains positive with high levels of satisfaction being identified and previous participants co-operation in the recruitment of the next student selection.


Eachy year the student needs to fundraise and seek sponsorship to cover associated costs with travelling to the United States. If you are able to provide sponsorship support to the United Space School program, then please do not hesitate to contact Broken Hill High School on (08) 80881522.


Kathryn Naden
Aboriginal Community Development Officer & Health Education Officer
Ph: 08 8080 1200
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