Ariadna Farrés Basiana

Crew Commander

B.Sc. in Mathematics, Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics. Research Scientist at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. She served as Scientist & Health and Safety Officer of ‘Hypatia I’

Ariadna Farrés Basiana has a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics by the University of Barcelona. Specialized in astrodynamics and celestial mechanics, she has devoted part of her scientific career to the study of the use of solar sail for missions in the Earth-Sun system. Currently she works with the Flight Dynamics team at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, as an expert on the impact solar radiation pressure has on Liberation point orbits, and studying how to minimize the cost of station-keeping maneuvers. Collaborating with the James Webb Space Telescope and Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope.