Mark Hempsell is a British aerospace engineer and CEO of Hempsell Astronautics Ltd. which is currently designing the Universal Space Interface Standard (USIS), a system which aims to standardise berthing, docking and attachment of satellites and other spacecraft. Mark formerly worked at Reaction Engines Limited, where he was a member of the board of directors as the Future Programmes Director.
He has a BSc in Physics from Imperial College London and Masters in Astronomy and Astronautics from Hatfield university. As a Business Development Manager he ran infrastructure studies on launch systems (BAe HOTOL, MacDonnell Douglas Delta Clipper), European space stations and the BAe Multirole Capsule.
A Sumerian Observation of the Köfels' Impact Event
Hempsell got public audience as author of the book "A Sumerian Observation of the Köfels' Impact Event", with Alan Bond building a theory not accepted in Science, which describes an asteroid impact at Köfels (Alps) causing a heat downwash far away in the region of Sodom and Gomorrah burning that cities.
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