Hypatia I

‘Hypatia I’ is the first all-female crew at the national level to be selected for a space simulation mission at the Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS) in the United States. Selected through a competitive process by the Mars Society, ‘Hypatia I’ became the 280th crew to travel to the Martian analog station from April 16th to 29th, 2023

Mariona Badenas-Agustí

Crew Commander & Crew Astronomer

B.Sc. in Astrophysics, M.Sc. in Astrophysics, High Energy Physics and Cosmology, and Ph.D. candidate in Planetary Sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Carla Conejo González

Crew Executive Officer & Crew Biologist

B.Sc. in Human Biology, M.Sc. in Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Industry, Postgraduate Degree in Science Communication, Science Diplomacy and Innovation Catalysis. Strategic Projects Officer at the University of Toronto, and cofounder of Hypatia Mars and Polaris.

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Ariadna Farrés Basiana

Crew Scientist & Health and Safety Officer

B.Sc. in Mathematics, Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics, and Research Scientist at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.

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Laia Ribas

GreenHab Officer

B.Sc. and Ph.D. in Biology, Principal Investigator at the Institute of Marine Sciences, and member of the Sustainable Offworld Network (SONET) and of project Nüwa

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Núria Jar

Crew Journalist

B.A. in Journalism, M.A. in Scientific, Medical and Environmental Communication, and journalist engaged with the international community of science journalists and with extensive experience working for some of the most important Catalan and Spanish media outlets.

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Neus Sabaté

Crew Engineer

B.Sc. in Physics, Ph.D. in Applied Physics, ICREA Principal Investigator at the Barcelona Institute of Microelectronics, and founder of Fuelium.  

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Cesca Cufí-Prat

Crew Engineer

B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Aerospace Engineering, AOCS Engineer at Airbus.

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Anna Bach

Back-up Crew Scientist & Artist in Residence

B.Sc. in Mathematics and Computer Science, Data Analyst at Scopely

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Helena Arias

Back-up Crew Engineer

Undergraduate student in Mechanical/Electronic Engineering at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya.

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