MS:UK Crew – President
Patrick has been interested in pushing the human frontier to space since having a model Space Shuttle orbiter in his bedroom at a young age. Since then, he was interested in both science fiction and fact. He pursued a degree in Physics, followed by a graduate scheme for a large aerospace and defence company. This was to enter into the world of problem solving – engineering – because space enabled science, not the other way around; engineering was the way to get involved in bringing humanity beyond Earth.
Patrick currently works at Reaction Engines Ltd – a company whose goal is to break the barrier to space with their revolutionary SABRE™ propulsion system. As an engineer in the Future Systems team, he investigates future applications of the engine, vehicle, and mission architectures to enable low-cost space exploration and development of space-based operations.