Role : Crew Commander
Studies : Chemistry
Maximilien Richald got his degree of chemical engineering at Meurice institute in Brussels in 2015. For two years, he has been doing a Phd in chemical synthesis at the Université catholique de Louvain. Maximilien already had the opportunity to work several times in pharmaceutical companies, in research departments and also in catalysis. These professional experiences gave him tools to deal with differents fields of science and provided him strong scientific knowledge. Furthemore, he worked abroad during 7 months where he was trained to manage a team and brought a project to life. All of these experiences prepared him to lead this mission to success.
An astronaut eats one kilogram of food, breathes one kilogram of oxygen and drinks three liters of water. Astronauts also produce waste, mainly water. During long-term space mission, it is impossible to carry as much food and water for reasons of costs and logistics. Let’s recycle! The MELiSSA project (Micro-Ecological Life Support System Alternative) focuses […]
Bringing human life on a mission will be the first step of the Mars odyssey. Bringing humans to Mars is already a challenge, but keeping them alive is another one, and a much more complex one. In order to reach this objective, the humans who will live on the Red Planet will have to produce […]