Because of the intensity of the Space Studies Program, participants are strongly discouraged from being absent for any portion of the program. The rationale behind this policy is that missing any portion of the program impedes the ability of a participant to share in the same experiences as their colleagues and interferes with their study time.

Student participants must request and obtain approval prior to departing the SSP site for planned absences in excess of one working day, defined as 0830‐1830, or that involve an overnight absence. It is imperative that approval is obtained for overnight absences for the sake of the participants’ safety and security.

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