Matt Harasymczuk

Matt Harasymczuk

Director of Flight Crew Operations
matt@astronaut.center

Director of Flight Crew Operations at Analog Astronaut Training Center and Chief Aerospace Engineer at Astro Tech. Advisory Board Member for Astronautics and Aerospace at India Research Centre. Former engineer at European Space Agency. BSc in software engineering. MSc in airspace and astronautics at Polish Air Force Academy. Copernicus Medal for creating foundations for human spaceflight in Poland. First price for Best Educational Initiative in Global Space Balloon Challenge 2019. PPL(A) pilot, PADI DiveMaster, trained in combat medicine (TCCC) and emergency medicine (ACLS). PoSSUM Scientist-Astronaut with advanced courses in ‘spaceflight physiology’, ‘water egress and sea survival’ and ‘Lunar and Martian atmospheric and geological science and EVA tools development’. At European Space Agency worked on Moon Village concept, habitat design, Lunar EVA procedures, time perception research. Privately found and build from scratch a habitat in Poland. Developing HabitatOS an operating system for extraterrestrial habitats. Three times analog astronaut (Crew Medical Officer, ECLSS Engineer, Executive Officer), later MCC controller, Primary Investigator and Capcom during six missions. Consulted 100+ organizations in project management and software engineering. Trained 6k+ people in software engineering. Led project management transformation for Center of Information Technology at Polish Ministry of Interior. Postgraduate diploma in Air Traffic Control, Extreme Medicine, Applied Geophysics. European Master in Radiation Biology from SCK CEN, Belgium. Author of several books i.e. Python 3: from None to Machine Learning; DevOps and CI/CD; Software systems architecture and development process; Astronaut Selection and Training for Long Duration Spaceflight and Extravehicular Activity, Geophysics experiments from Apollo Lunar Surface Experiments Package.