Rayan is a student of Psychology at the American University of Beirut and the National Point of Contact in Lebanon. Rayan aims to develop solutions for the mental and cognitive health of Astronauts that would have a dual positive effect on Earth and become a pioneer in space tourism. Rayan also aims to develop the space scene within Lebanon.
Herman AKAGLA is a young Togolese student and the national point of contact for the SGAC(Space Generation Advisory Council) in Togo. He is currently enrolled in the International Master program in Physics, Photonics and Nanotechnology(PPN) at the University of Burgundy(Dijon-France). He has been awarded the Togolese government fellowship in order to research on the "Applications of Nanotechnology in Space Science" in the future. Furthermore, Herman AKAGLA holds a master's degree in mathematical sciences at the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences(Next Einstein Initiative) and his bachelor's degree in physics at the University of Lome. In addition to his academic interests, Herman has taught physics in scientific high school for 2 years. Moreover, as NPoC of Togo, he organized many events including the International Day of Human Space Flight in Togo. He also represented his country during several international conferences, workshops, and summer school worldwide.
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.
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"The problem, often not discovered until late in life, is that when you look for things in life like love, meaning, motivation, it implies they are sitting behind a tree or under a rock. The most successful people in life recognize, that in life they create their own love, they manufacture their own meaning, they generate their own motivation. For me, I am driven by two main philosophies, know more today about the world than I knew yesterday. And lessen the suffering of others. You’d be surprised how far that gets you." Neil Degrasse Tyson