ASSOCIATION OF SPACEFLIGHT PROFESSIONALS

Welcome to the Association of Spaceflight Professionals. Join us to connect with our membership.

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

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.

PAYLOAD DEVELOPMENT

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.

RESEARCH

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.

Gallery

Here are some of our members taking part in space industry research and projects.

Our team

MICHAEL GALLAGHER

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. 

Shawna Pandya

SHAWNA PANDYA

LIFE SCIENCES TEAM LEAD

Shawna Pandya is a 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.

Andrew Butterfield

ANDREW BUTTERFIELD

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. 

DAVID WASSELL

PHYSICAL SCIENCES TEAM LEAD

David Wassell is the Senior Chemist at a large regional utility in Saskatchewan, Canada. He is a PhD graduate in Chemistry and former research fellow at The Queen’s University Belfast, holds an M.Sc. in Process Engineering from that university, and also has 1,500 work hours towards a Millwright (Industrial Mechanic) certification.

PRASHANT WAGHMARE

ENGINEERING & TECH TEAM LEAD

Prashant Waghmare is an assistant professor at the University of Alberta in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.  He is passionate about droplet dynamics, interfacial fluid dynamics research, and reduced gravity research. 

Casey Stedman

CASEY STEDMAN

MEMBERSHIP & TRAINING OFFICER

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.

Troy Cole

TROY COLE

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.

About

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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