Thanks to generous gifts, ISU is the proud owner of a number of education tools that broaden the hands-on training possibilities for the students of ISU Masters programs.
Some of these tools were a donation from the European Space Agency (ESA), as a statement of the agency's strong support to the university. ISU is also really proud to host an Excalibur Almaz Reusable Return Vehicle (Almaz RVV), which is the Russian equivalent of the NASA Space Shuttle transporting cosmonauts from the International Space Station. This vehicle has a remarkable history and pedigree. The Almaz RVV currently on display at ISU is for educational use through a loan by Excalibur Almaz Limited.