Friday 8th November, 2013
11:45am to 12:00pm
This is the gateway to space. Putting development of space capability issues on the table. How does it deliver benefits to the citizens of the world. Moderation by Ricardo Marvao
Jean-François flew twice aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis and once aboard Discovery for a total of 675 hours in space. With a professional career detached to the NASA in 1992 and providing duties to the NASA-JSC Astronaut Office, Jean-François will share, in the Explorers Festival Conferences, his knowledge, his experience, and what made him achieve what he has achieved today.
Space Flight Instructor, Lufthansa
Laura Andre‐Boyet, was born in Saint‐Martin‐d’Hères, France. She first earned a Master’s Degree in Life Sciences and a First Cycle Medical Studies degree from the University of Grenoble, France. After her engineering studies in France and Canada, she worked in 2005, as a researcher in a biomaterial laboratory in Tsukuba, Japan, working on drug mediation.
Two years later, Laura specialized in the Space sector, working as a Space Experiments Activities Manager at the French Space Centre, CNES, developing , handling and supporting in real‐time the Human physiology experiments performed on the ISS. She participated in 2010 in the Basic Training of the 2009 ESA Astronaut Class as an Anatomy and Physiology instructor and in the same year moved to Cologne to become an Astronaut Instructor and a Simulation Director at the European Astronaut Centre.
In October 2012, after completion of a Space specialised MBA at the International Space University , she decided to focus on Suborbital Spaceflights working especially on some selection and training standards for the spaceflight participants.
Founder, Transatomic Power
Dr. Leslie Dewan is a co-founder and Chief Scientist of Transatomic Power, a nuclear reactor design company developing safe and environmentally-friendly nuclear power plants. She received her Ph.D. in nuclear engineering from MIT in 2013, with a research focus on computational nuclear materials. She also holds S.B. degrees from MIT in mechanical engineering and nuclear engineering. Before starting her Ph.D., she worked for a robotics company in Cambridge, MA, where she designed search-and-rescue robots and equipment for in-field identification of biological, chemical, and nuclear weapons. Dr. Dewan is a Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellow, an MIT Presidential Fellow, and was named a Forbes “30 Under 30″ in Energy in December 2012.
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