Crew 245 Bios

Paolo Guardabasso

Paolo Guardabasso is a PhD candidate at the ISAE-SUPAERO University of Toulouse, France. Be holds two masters in aerospace engineering and space systems. The main subjects of his research are space debris, multi-body orbital mechanics and lunar exploration missions, to see the impact that the future missions towards the Moon will have on the debris environment. In his free time, Paolo acts as chief engineer for the Drone Operations for Martian Environment research group, and is an active collaborator of the Space Generation Advisory Council and Mars Planet, the Italian chapter of the Mars Society.

Nadia Maarouf

Dr. Nadia Maarouf is a medical scientist with expertise in Cardiac Sciences, Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacogenomics. She is currently working as part of a clinical trial team (Clinical Neurosciences) at the University of Calgary, Cumming School of Medicine, Canada. Nadia is also an astronaut-scientist candidate who is very passionate about biomedical space research and advancing the health, safety and wellness of space explorers. Nadia aspires to conduct scientific experiments as a clinician-scientist at the future moon-base, solve a few medical mysteries and use this scientific knowledge to contribute to the improvement of the health and quality of life of all earthlings. Nadia is also trained in advanced wilderness and remote first response and survival management.

Vittorio Netti

Space Architect, M.Sc in Space Architecture at the University of Houston (TX), where he covers the teaching assistant position for the Space Technology Studio and graduate researcher. Currently a Ph.D. candidate in Aerospace Engineering and Sciences at PoliBa. Project Manager at DOME.

Simone Paternostro

"Studied Space Engineering, a BSc, two MSc at La Sapienza University of Rome and a PhD about Satellite Navigation at the University of Nottingham. Since April 2017 he has worked at ESA-ESTEC as a contractor for the integration of Payloads on board the ISS. He is also an Analog Astronaut for the OeWF."

Benjamin Pothier

A European Space Agency’s Euromoonmars former team member. He is a human factor expert for the Human Spaceflight committee of the International Astronautical Federation and an Explorers Club Fellow International specialized in the study of Life in [I.C.E] Isolated, Confined and Extreme environments.

Luca Rossettini

Serial entrepreneur, seeking profitable and sustainable expansion of humankind in space. PhD in Space Propulsion, Master in Sustainability, Certificate in Business, former Paracorp Officer, worked at NASA Ames, founder+CEO of D-Orbit. He loves parachute jumping, scuba diving and science fiction books.