Speaker – Alexander Owens
Electronic Engineer, RAL Space
Alexander is a co-founder of UK Analogue Mission (UKAM), a non-profit social enterprise aiming to simulate isolated human space flight missions and providing this practical experience to students by creating an interdisciplinary and international collaboration for the advancement of technology, science, engineering and the arts. He is also a graduate GNSS engineer at Nottingham Scientific Ltd. He completed his Bachelors degree in Astrophysics in 2015 at Nottingham Trent University and went on to complete his Masters degree in Space Exploration Systems in 2017, at the University of Leicester. He is also an International Space University alumnus, participating in the Space Studies Program of 2018 in the Netherlands.
Whilst Alexander was at the International Space University he participated in the Human Performance in Space department, sparking his interest in analogue missions and human spaceflight research. His ambition for UKAM is to help inspire younger generations to get involved with the space industry and provide a stepping stone on to STEAM career paths. Alongside this, he believes that UKAM will provide excellent education and research in to future human space missions and inspire the next generation of British astronauts.