Andreas Mogensen

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Andreas E. Mogensen
Andreas Mogensen 2010.jpg
ESA Astronaut
Nationality Danish
Status Active
Born (1976-11-02) November 2, 1976 (age 37)
Copenhagen, Denmark
Other occupation
Aerospace engineering
Selection 2009 ESA Group
Missions None

Andreas Enevold Mogensen was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1976. In Denmark he worked as an engineer in the R&D department of Vestas Wind Systems in Denmark. He has been working in Germany as an attitude and orbit control system and guidance, navigation & control engineer for HE Space Operations associated with the SWARM mission. His position when he was selected by ESA was Aerospace engineering at Surrey Space Centre, University of Surrey, he also lives in England.

Career[edit]

During his career Mogensen has also spent time in Thailand, Singapore, Portugal, Congo and the USA. His pastimes include rugby, mountaineering and diving.

Mogensen was selected to become the first Danish astronaut by the European Space Agency in May 2009. He completed initial training and became a member of the European Astronaut Corps in November 2010.

On 10 June 2014, NASA announced that Mogensen will serve as an aquanaut aboard the Aquarius underwater laboratory during the NEEMO 19 undersea exploration mission, which began on 7 September 2014 and lasted seven days.[1][2]

Mogensen (second from right) during NEEMO 19

In September 2015 Mogensen will be launched with Soyuz TMA-18M to ISS, and land with Soyuz TMA-16M ten days later. He will be travelling with opera singer Sarah Brightman. Sergey Volkov will be the ascent pilot (TMA-18M) and Gennady Padalka will be the descent pilot (TMA-16M).[3]

Education[edit]

Blog[edit]

Andreas Mogensen blogs about space and the life as an astronaut on the Danish science website Videnskab.dk.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NASA Announces Two Upcoming Undersea Missions". NASA. 10 June 2014. Retrieved 24 June 2014. 
  2. ^ Bergin, Chris (11 June 2014). "NEEMO returns with two new underwater missions". NASASpaceflight. Retrieved 24 June 2014. 
  3. ^ "UK’s Major Peake delighted by historic ISS assignment". nasaspaceflight.com. 20 May 2013. 

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