ASP would like to recognize Andrew Butterfield as our Contributor of the Year for 2018. He took great initiative within our organization by leading our
ASSOCIATION OF SPACEFLIGHT PROFESSIONALS
Welcome to the Association of Spaceflight Professionals. Join us to connect with our membership.
We have several partners who offer various types of astronaut-related training, from survival and egress training to centrifuge experience simulating a suborbital flight, to prepare our members for the commercial space industry.
Our members comes from a variety of backgrounds in aerospace and engineering degrees and have developed products and payloads for the space industry, including some that have flown on the International Space Station.
ASP members give inspirational talks around the globe and participate in research at multiple agencies and organizations where they often collaborate on science and technology projects.
Here are some of our members taking part in space industry research and projects.
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PRESIDENT & CEO
Michael Gallagher is a family physician in Edmonton, Alberta. He studied medicine at the University of Alberta and attended International Space University’s Montréal, Quebec, class in 2014.
VICE PRESIDENT & COO
Jason Reimuller is the founder and Executive Director of Project PoSSUM, a NAUI SCUBA Divemaster, and a former Commissioned Officer of the US Air Force. He holds multiple degrees, including a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering Sciences from the University of Colorado.
CHIEF SCIENCE OFFICER
Chris Birkinbine is a Systems Engineer at NASA AFRC. He holds a B.S. in Applied Physics, certifications in RF Engineering and is completing his M.S. in Space Studies. His research background includes nano structures and semiconductor-magnetic levitation.
CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER
Victoria believes in collaboration for collective impact and that profit is a result not a purpose. She is a successful Growth Marketer with over a decade of experience working with start-ups, small businesses and non-profits across aviation, tourism and the space industry.
LIFE SCIENCES TEAM LEAD
Shawna Pandya is a Resident Physician in Edmonton, Alberta. She received her MD from the University of Alberta and her M.Sc. in Space Studies from International Space University. She is also the Life Sciences Chair of the Canadian Space Society.
Casey Stedman is a navigator and officer in the Air Force Reserve Command. He sits on the Chapters Committee of the National Space Society, has served as a crew member for NASA’s HI-SEAS Mars analog habitat in Hawaii, and participates in spaceflight training with Project PoSSUM.
ENGINEERING & TECH TEAM LEAD
Brien Posey is a technical writer and IT Engineer who studied Computer Science at the University of Kentucky and has received Microsoft’s MVP award fifteen times for his work. He is also currently training as a Commercial Scientist-Astronaut Candidate.
EDUCATION & OUTREACH OFFICER
Troy Cole is a Design and Support Engineer at Boeing Commercial Airlines. He studied Aerospace Science Engineering at Tuskegee University and has participated in Project PoSSUM and as a crew member at the Mars Society’s Mars Desert Research Station in Utah.
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT OFFICER
Andrew Butterfield has worked as an analyst for Boeing. He also co-founded the SoDo Makerspace in Seattle and has worked with local non-profit organizations such as the MIT Enterprise Northwest Forum.
PHYSICAL SCIENCES TEAM LEAD
Aaron Persad is the Manager of Microgravity Operations at Integrated Spaceflight Services and the Director of TMS Robotics & Academics Inc. He is a graduate and current PhD Candidate at the University of Toronto and servces as the Physical Sciences Working Group Coordinator at ASP.
ASP’s mission is to develop the next generation of commercial astronauts through the creation of networking, educational, research, and mission opportunities for space professionals.
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ASP in the News
Below is a year in review and a summary of our goals for 2019. I am grateful for the dedication of our executive team and the
The Association of Spaceflight Professionals, Inc. has laid an important foundation and is poised for further growth. Key to our success over the past 12