Ashley Dove-Jay is an aerospace engineer with Oxford Space Systems, a popular science writer, public speaker, and is the Urban Spaceman columnist for the Bristol Post.
Ashley has participated in and led various NASA/ESA-related projects; everything from spacecraft radiation hardening, to space weather disaster mitigation. He has most notably led extensive analogue astronaut programs in the high-altitude Utah Desert at the Mars Desert Research Station in collaboration with more than two dozen scientific and academic institutes (rover and hardware field-testing, medical protocol development, psychological studies, etc.)
Ashley has a masters’ in Aerospace Engineering at the University of Liverpool and is near completion of a related PhD at the University of Bristol. He is a graduate of the International Space University, reading Space Policy, Law & Economics.
Of Namibian origins, Ashley has also resided in South Africa, Belgium, USA, and now the UK. He is an avid hiker, having recently conducted a solo expedition through the high-arctic archipelago of Svalbard.
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