Leadership


Our Founding team encompasses leaders, researchers, and faculty designing the curriculum and courses of the first academic programs dedicated to making life multi-planetary. Our team builds upon decades of in-depth experience in science, engineering, Mars, space technology, and exploration.

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Co-founder, MarsU

Founder, Mars Foundation

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Co-founder and Chairman, MarsU

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Director of Student Services,

MarsU

Founding Faculty and Researchers

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Professor,

Swinburne University

Skill: Mars Geology

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Founder, GrowMars

Skill: Agriculture and Biotechnology

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President, Aerospace Human Factors Assocation 

Skill: Human Factors, Biomedical engineering

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Research Scientist,

Blue Marble

Skill: Astrobiology

Board Advisors

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Director of Flight Software,

Honey Bee Robotics

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Executive Director

Mars Society

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Lead, NASA

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VP, Exploration Technology

Honey Bee Robotics

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Head, Centre of Excellence in Astrobiology,  Amity University

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Founder, Mars Society

President, Pioneer Astronautics

Graduate & Postdoc Researchers

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Mechanical & Biomedical Engineer, Analog Astronaut

Region: Germany

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Space Systems, Surface Technology and Deployment

Region: Spain

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Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning development

Region: Brazil

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Cyanobacteria, 

astrobiology, geomicrobiology

Ambassadors

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Region: Colombia
Skills: Engineering, Marketing, ISU Master Student in Satellite Technology

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Region: Catalonia, Spain

 Skills: Architecture, Urbanism and Construction Design

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Region: Australia and India
Skills: Computer Science and Automation 

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Region: India

 Aerospace Engineer at Relativity Space

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