Chris Barber

Director @ISSET

Chris founded ISSET in 1998 with the aim of inculcating in young people the NASA ‘you can do it’ spirit.

Chris has a long record of school leadership and transformation. Prior to his work in education he worked in finance in the City of London as an insolvency loss underwriter and corporate credit management specialist.

His school leadership includes being deputy head teacher in two large high schools. In his last school he was instrumental in taking the school from below average to be the most successful school in England and Wales’ at A level and in trebling the schools GSCE results. In that post Chris raised over £7 million to rebuild the school buildings.

Since founding ISSET Chris has worked with space centres, schools and young people in the UK, USA, Norway, India and Australia.

10:00-10:20PM SGT, Keynote

APAC

Ask an Astronaut: The Future of Space Travel by ISSET, NASA

Who didn't want to grow up to be an astronaut? Yet only a select few have ever crossed into the thermosphere. Tune in for great stories, harrowing experiences, and what it takes to become a real life astronaut. If you're well behaved, Chris will get a real life astronaut to call in!

10:00-10:20AM EST, Keynote

USA/LATAM

Ask an Astronaut: The Future of Space Travel by ISSET, NASA

Who didn't want to grow up to be an astronaut? Yet only a select few have ever crossed into the thermosphere. Tune in for great stories, harrowing experiences, and what it takes to become a real life astronaut. If you're well behaved, Chris will get a real life astronaut to call in!

4:00-4:20PM CEST, Keynote

EMEA

Ask an Astronaut: The Future of Space Travel by ISSET, NASA

Who didn't want to grow up to be an astronaut? Yet only a select few have ever crossed into the thermosphere. Tune in for great stories, harrowing experiences, and what it takes to become a real life astronaut. If you're well behaved, Chris will get a real life astronaut to call in!