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Christer Fuglesang

Christer Fuglesang

Christer Fuglesang is an ESA astronaut, currently on secondment to Sweden via the Swedish National Space Board (SNSB). Fuglesang’s main activities are currently at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, where he is adjunct professor in Space Physics and Director of KTH Space Center. His research is related to particles in space: radiation on the International Space Station (ISS) since many years, and he recently joined a project involving the study of ultra-high energy cosmic rays, JEM-EUSO, on ISS.  Fuglesang is also responsible for the AeroSpace Master program at KTH and has initiated a student CubeSat satellite project, MIST. For SNSB he is engaged in outreach activities, in particular for schools and students.

Fuglesang was an active ESA astronaut for 18 years. He trained one year at the European Astronaut Centre in Cologne, followed by three years in Russia where he was backup for the EuroMir95 mission. In 1996 he was stationed with NASA at the Johnson Space Centre in Houston and became a Mission Specialist for the Space Shuttle. Fuglesang has performed two missions with the Space Shuttle Discovery to the International Space Station in 2006 (STS-116) and 2009 (STS-128). During these missions he participated in five EVAs (space walks).

Between 2010 and 2013 Fuglesang was Head of Science and Applications Division in ESA’s Human Spaceflight Directorate, stationed at ESTEC in the Netherlands. Fuglesang’s research background is in Experimental Particle Physics. In 1987 he earned a Ph.D. from Stockholm University in the field and worked at CERN 1988-1991.

Teacher’s assistants

Agnes Gårdebäck

Agnes Gårdebäck

I am a Swedish student currently studying Engineering Physics, and work with the satellite MIST, which is being built by students at the Royal Institute of Technology. Since space is so vast and unexplored, ever since I was little, my curiosity has drawn my attention to the world outside our atmosphere. My hope is that you will find this course as interesting and fascinating as I do. 

Michelle Wang

Michelle Wang

I am an Australian student from the University of Sydney studying a combined degree in Aerospace Engineering and Physics. I have come to the Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden as an exchange student. My interest in space exploration is driven by a scientific curiosity as well as its technological applications.

Eloi Crété

I am a French student currently completing my Masters of Aerospace Engineering in KTH Royal Institute of Technology. I studied Mechanical Systems and Environment in ENSTA ParisTech before. Passionate about space since my childhood, I learned a lot during this course, and I hope you will be captivated as much as I was."


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