Born in Belgium in 1991, Mehdi was in a scientific and mathematical high school before being admitted at the Faculté Polytechnique de Mons (UMons). Always pursuing his dreams and professional aspirations, he became a member of the TIME (Top Industrial Manager for Europe) network and continues his studies at the Institut Supérieur de l’Aéronautique et de l’Espace (SUPAERO), in Toulouse. Following his passion for the space field, he is starting a Traineeship at the European Space Agency in the Mission Analysis department. He was also Crew Engineer and part-time Crew Commander in the MDRS Crew 151 in 2015. Besides that, he enjoys travelling a lot and is always looking for new adventures by training to get the PPL, for example.
Born in Belgium but with a multicultural background, he is passionate by space exploration challenges. After a general degree in Applied Sciences and Engineering he specialises with a double Master Degree in Mechanical Engineering from UCLouvain (Belgium) and in Space Systems Engineering from ISAE-Supaero (France). Simultaneously, he set out to find the qualities necessary for success. Therefore, He has always been always looking for opportunities in order to improve his soft skills and become a multicultural engineer with a diverse skill set. His numerous extra-curricular activities (Junior Enterprise, debating competition, rocketry club) gave him the opportunity to gain, in addition to technical competences, a combination of management, leadership, communication and business skills. As a training Glider Pilot and Certified Scuba Diver, he is not afraid of getting out of his comfort zone in order to learn new things. As a result, he doesn’t only see the world as a series of problems to be solved but as opportunities. He hopes to be working one day with team-mates from various backgrounds in order to design and operate the innovative complex systems necessary to take advantage of opportunities hidden in outer space.
Jérémy Rabineau is the Health and Safety Officer of MDRS Crew 164 and a French aerospace student-engineer at ISAE-Supaéro (Institut Supérieur de l’Aéronautique et de l’Espace) with particular interest in piloted spaceflights and especially in the following topics: life science, life-support technologies, habitability of manned vehicles and planetary bases.
In 2015, he won the Grand Prix of European Space Agency for studying medical aspects of suborbital flights in the Student Aerospace Challenge and took part in ESA Moon Challenge some months later. He also studied in Bauman Moscow State Technical University in the department Spacecraft Dynamics and Flight Control and has been accepted for the Space Studies Program (SSP) 2016 of International Space University that will take place in Israel this summer. In addition to this, he plans to get a Master degree of Astrophysics, Space Sciences and Planetology at Université Paul Sabatier (Toulouse, France) in 2017.
He gathered professional experience through internships at IRAP (Institut de Recherche en Astrophysique et Planétologie) and MEDES – IMPS (Institute for Space Medicine and Physiology). After his rotation at MDRS, he will go on that way via another internship at MEDES – IMPS and then at KTH (Royal Institute of Technology).
Louis MALLER, Crew Engineer
Born in France in 1995, Louis entered Supaero after two years of classes préparatoire in Lyon, aux Lazaristes. His love for spatial exploration dates back to his seven years in Tampa, Florida, not very far from Kennedy Space Center. His main childhood role models were Ulysses, Lewis and Clark, and Thomas Edison. He is passionate about manned space missions, which represent the most challenging type of exploration, and require « the right stuff », both technically and on a human aspect. His other interests include geopolitics, traveling, improv’, as well as classical music and literature.
Arthur has always been fascinated by space exploration, and the envy to become an astronaut has guided every important decision in his life so far. That is why this Franco-Spanish student has chosen to enter ISAE Supaéro, a prestigious aerospace engineering school located in Toulouse, France. He is currently the project manager of SCALAR-2, a solid-fuel experimental rocket that will be launched in South of France in July 2016. This project follows a successfully launched rocket, on which he was assistant-manager. Besides this, he is part of an association doing vulgarization in partnership with the Cité de l’Espace, a space-themed park in Toulouse. For next year, he plans to do an internship at the European Space Agency. Now that he has the opportunity to participate to the MDRS Crew 164, he likes to think that it is like a giant leap toward his passion, since he begins to work for the future of space exploration.
My name is Camille, and I was born in 1991 in Montréal, Canada. At the age of 2, I decided, for love of Burgundy wine and extra strong tobacco, to fly back to France, where I studied mathematics and sciences in highschool.
I have been a space enthousiast for a long time. Indeed, the lifecycle of a young boy usually goes this way : obsession for dinosaurs -> obsession for rockets -> obsession for girls and cool stuffs, but I think I never made it to stage 3. However, after graduating, I decided to start studying business, following in the footsteps of Elon Musk and the dream of a commercial and open access to space.
But I soon realized there was nothing I loved more than doing equations to find more efficient ways to create cinetical energy by burning dead dinosaurs, and I thus did a U-turn in my academics and got accepted in Supaéro, the French engineering school. I obtained my pilot and diver licences, and did my last year internship at the CNES, the French Space agency.
After that, I got accepted at the Ecole Normale Supérieure de la rue d’Ulm, in the cognitive sciences department, to prepare a research Master in neurosciences. Nothing to do with aerospace, did you say ? Think again ! I am especially interested in manned space missions, a field in which it is particularly relevant to have knowledge in human sciences, for instance to work on human factors or brain-computer interfaces. I am currently doing my research internship at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland.
I enjoy playing the guitar, listening to rock’n’roll, reading and writing, tasting wine (especially now that I am old enough to do so), and sports. As Descartes wrote, « every science is a certain and obvious knowledge », and I am thus driven by the idea that science, or even just a little bit of common sense and hardwork could help us make the world a better place to live in : it gives us ways to cure our diseases, new borders to explore, and means to live together.