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Ashley Dove-Jay    

Crew Commander of Mars analog astronauts expedition, aerospace engineer (PhD), 3x TEDx speaker, prolific pop-sci writer, space columnist

Ashley Dove-Jay has been part of various NASA/ESA/CSA projects and expeditions, with distinct emphasis on Mars. His technical background is focused within the fields of aero/space, but is wide-ranging. In the last few years he:

  • was the crew commander in an analog astronauts expedition, conducting two dozen projects in collaboration with many of the the world's space agencies and a numerous academic institutes

  • has developed radiation mitigation strategies for astronauts in deep-space with Inspiration Mars

  • advised senior NASA figures on strategies for protecting civilization from the effects of a solar super-storm as part of the SolarMAX task-force

  • written several academic papers on the development of ‘green’ aircraft morphing wing technologies

  • taught classes on topics ranging from rocket engine nozzle design to helicopter rotor blade vibration

On the side, he is a popular science writer and newspaper space columnist. He has appeared on national television and radio on numerous occasions. Featured: CNN, BBC, ITV, Discovery Channel, The Telegraph, Business Insider, BBC Sky at Night, BBC Focus, Physics World, I F*cking Love Science, The Conversation, Spaceflight UK,,, LiveScience, Daily Mail, Bristol Post, The Hindu, l'Espresso, etc.

Born in Namibia, and having resided on 3 continents, he has a broad international and multicultural background. An explorer by nature, Ash recently conducted a two-week solo hiking expedition through an archipelago in the high-arctic, Svalbard.

Speech Topics

Future of Aerospace

Space Exploration

Future of Humanity


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