Kristian von Bengtson

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Kristian von Bengtson
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Kristian von Bengtson sporting a yellow safety vest
Residence Copenhagen, Denmark
Occupation Aerospace Engineering
Years active 2008–present

Kristian von Bengtson (born August 1974) is a Danish architect, specializing in manned spaceflight, a resident of Copenhagen and married to animation director Karla von Bengtson. He is most notable for his involvement in founding Copenhagen Suborbitals.

Kristian von Bengtson has participated in various space projects,[1] simulated Mars habitation[2] and is a trained architect from School of Architecture in Copenhagen 2001 and also has a master's degree in aerospace science from the International Space University ISU in Strasbourg, France (2006).

Work on Copenhagen Suborbitals[edit]

On May 1, 2008, Kristian von Bengtson along with Peter Madsen founded Copenhagen Suborbitals.[3] He was the lead spacecraft designer and functioning flight director until his departure in 2014.[4]

Work for Mars One[edit]

On March 24, 2014, Kristian von Bengtson joined Mars One as their Outpost and Capsule Project Manager.[5] He resigned in May 2015.


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-01-28. Retrieved 2011-08-24.  Habitank
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-03-31. Retrieved 2011-08-24.  (Danish)
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on September 1, 2011. Retrieved August 23, 2011.  Mission Statement from Copenhagen Suborbitals website
  4. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-03-01. Retrieved 2014-02-25.  Kristian von Bengtson is leaving CS
  5. ^ Press release from the Mars One website