Hypatia II

Following the success of the first mission, the ‘Hypatia II’ crew embarks on an exciting new journey to Mars. Selected through a competitive process initiated by the Hypatia Mars Association, the second team will undertake a simulation mission at the analog station Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS) from February 2nd to 15th, 2025

Ariadna Farrés Basiana

Crew Commander

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

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Anna Bach

Crew Executive Officer & Artist in Residence

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

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Helena Arias

Crew Engineer

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

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Estel Blay Carreras

Scientist & Health and Safety Officer

B. Eng. in Aeronautical Engineering, Ph.D. in Aerospace Science and Technology. Senior Business Development Manager at GlobalTrust.

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Marina Martínez

Geologist & GreenHab Officer

B.Sc. in Geology, M.Sc. in Astrophysics, Particle Physics and Cosmology, Ph.D. in Earth and Planetary Sciences. Postdoctoral Researcher at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and member of the CASA Moon node of the NASA Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI).

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Jennifer García Carrizo

Crew Journalist

B.A. in Advertising and Public Relations, M.A. in Audio-visual Communication and Ph.D. in Communication. Postdoctoral Researcher at Universidad Rey Juan Carlos

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Mònica Roca i Aparici

Mission Specialist & Crew Engineer

M.Sc. in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering. Founder and CEO of isardSAT, a research-intensive SME in the field of space for Earth observation. Member of the CASA Moon node of the NASA Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI).

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Laura González Llamazares

Back-up Engineer

B.Eng. and M.A. in Aerospace Engineering, Executive MBA. Co-Founder and Chief Commercial Officer of Radian Systems, SME focused on thermal analysis for space. National Contact Point of the Space Generation Advisory Council in Spain.

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Lucía Matamoros

Back-up Scientist

B.Sc. in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, prospective M.Sc. in Computational Biomedical Engineering at Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Current ICEX Vives Fellow at Light BridgesFlorida Space Institute collaboration.

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