Rayan is an aspiring astropreneur looking to accelerate commercialization of space in Lebanon, the Middle East and beyond. Rayan is also an aspiring innovator in health solutions inspired by space, providing bigger access to research and improving space access in Lebanon and the Middle East through entertaining documentaries as well as astronaut health. Rayan also aims to campaign against excessive light pollution and have more people looking up. He aims to take Lebanon, the Middle East and everyone left out to Mars and beyond.
Herman AKAGLA is a young Togolese student. He obtained his bachelor's degree in physics at the University of Lome and his master's degree in mathematical sciences at the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences in Ghana. He worked on some topics like Fusion in sun, Gravitational waves, Noether theorem, a study of Giant magnons and the Ghanaian radio telescope. He is currently enrolled in the International Master program in Physics, Photonics and Nanotechnology(PPN) at the University of Burgundy(Dijon-France). He is also the first national point of contact for the SGAC(Space Generation Advisory Council) in Togo and the president of the space community in his country.
I am a B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering graduate. The current Director/Co-Founder of MPG Aerospace Ltd, a company that designs and manufacture custom made fixed wings unmanned aerial vehicle. I am one of the student representatives Nigeria for the United Space Engineering Consortium. I am the present National Point of Contact Nigeria for SGAC. I love doing business and investing in renewable energy and green ecosystem projects. I am a space enthusiast and also a lover of nature. During my time of leisure, I love writing and cooking.
Since 2013 Christian Bach works as a research associate for the Institute of Aerospace Engineering at the Technische Universität Dresden in Germany. Responsible for all chemical propulsion and rocketry related activities, he manages the project SMART, in which undergraduate students develop their own liquid-fuelled sounding rocket. In 2016, Christian started to give lectures, among others in the fields of space transportation and space exploration. In the same year he has been appointed as occupational health and safety officer at the Chair of Space Systems. In parallel he is a Ph.D. candidate in the research group for Space Propulsion and Advanced Concepts, in which he is working on novel thrust vector control methods for advanced nozzles. He published a total of 18 journal and conference papers. One of them resulted from his participation in the SGAC, where he is an active member since 2015. Christian has a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering.
Daniela Bello is an Attorney at law, an Air Law Professor at the PUJ and she is also a professor and coordinator of self-assessment and accreditation of the Faculty of Law of the Antonio Nariño University. She acquired her Bachelor of Law at Antonio Nariño University, an Specialization in Aeronautical and Aerospace Administration from Nueva Granada Military University and a Commercial Pilot certification from Aeroandes Flight School in Colombia.
I used to want to be an astronaut, then I discovered I could stay on Earth and even venture deeper into space than any human physically can. By leveraging on the internet, access to open data and software tools, these resources are already creating new opportunities and I believe form the foundation blocks to unite nations to contribute positively to the global space sector. My educational background is in physics and software entrepreneurship. I actively participate in technology related events, be it astronomy workshops, development-themed hackathons or software startups. Away from these activities, I love to read, learn Japanese, improve on my guitar, have good conversations, keep fit and though I love food my cooking skills are 'work in progress'. The space generation is a global one full of people from different cultures and backgrounds, I believe we are united by a common desire to advance humanity together, beyond what we already know.