Matt Harasymczuk

Matt Harasymczuk

Chief Aerospace Engineer
matt@astronaut.center

Project Manager of Polish Unmanned Aircraft System Traffic Management (UTM) with Polish Air Navigation Services Agency.Chief Aerospace Systems Engineer at Astro Tech and Bioastronautics, Director of Flight Crew Operations at Analog Astronaut Training Center. Lead instructor of EVA 105 – underwater neutral bouncy space suit evaluation for Project PoSSUM. Former YGT engineer at European Space Agency. BSc in software engineering. MSc in Aerospace and Astronautics from Polish Air Force Academy. Copernicus Medal for creating foundations for human spaceflight in Poland. First prize for Best Educational Initiative in Global Space Balloon Challenge 2019. PADI Scuba Diving Assistant Instructor, PPL(A) pilot in training, trained in combat medicine (TCCC, ACLS) and SERE levels A and B. Co-founded, privately financed and built habitat and Analog Astronaut Training Center in Poland. Developed HabitatOS a proof of concept operating system for Moon and Mars habitats. Three times analog astronaut (Crew Medical Officer, ECLSS Engineer, Executive Officer), 23 times MCC as a Primary Investigator and Capcom. PoSSUM Scientist-Astronaut with advanced courses in ‘spaceflight physiology’, ‘spacecraft egress, sea survival and rescue operations’ and ‘Lunar and Martian atmospheric and geological science and EVA tools development’. At European Space Agency collaborated on Moon Village concept, habitat design, Lunar EVA procedures, and subjective time perception. Consulted 100+ organizations in project management and software engineering. Trained 7.3k+ people in software engineering. Led project management transformation for Center of Information Technology at Polish Ministry of Interior. Postgraduate diploma in: Extreme Medicine, Analytical Chemistry, Applied Geophysics, Air Traffic Control, European Master in Radiation Biology from SCK CEN in Belgium. Author of several books i.e. Python 3: from None to Machine Learning; Software Engineering: DevOps, CI/CD, Software quality assurance and systems architecture; Astronaut Selection and Training for Long Duration Spaceflight and Extravehicular Activity, Geophysics experiments from Apollo Lunar Surface Experiments Package. Designed and flight tested human centrifuge with Soyuz MS acceleration profiles for launch, ascent, reentry, descent, landing and contingencies: abort launch, ballistic reentry. Lab experience in working with, AAS, AES, ASA, ICP-AES, ICP-MS, HPLC. Field experience with XRF, IR, UV-Viz and Raman Spectroscopy. Currently involved in development of Advanced Crew Medical Restraint System for commercial astronaut ACLS and CPR procedures.

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Education

  • 2019 – 2020, Postgraduate studies, Analytical Chemistry, AGH University of Science and Technology
  • 2019 – 2019, Postgraduate studies, European Master in Radiation Biology at SCK CEN, Belgium
  • 2018 – 2019, Postgraduate studies, Extreme Medicine and Travel Medicine, Jagiellonian University
  • 2018 – 2019, Postgraduate studies, Applied Geophysics, AGH University of Science and Technology
  • 2014 – 2015, Postgraduate studies, Air Traffic Management, Polish Air Force Academy
  • 2014 – 2019, Master of Science, Aerospace and Astronautics, major in Aircraft Systems Engineering, Polish Air Force Academy
  • 2007 – 2011, Bachelor of Engineering, Computer Science, major in Security of IT Systems, Poznan University of Technology
  • Postgraduate studies – one year long university course at Masters level (equivalent to graduate certificate in USA)

Book Author

  • 2020 Mar, Astronaut Selection and Training for Long Duration Spaceflight and Extraterrestrial Activity (ISBN 978-83-957186-0-1)
  • 2020 Jan, Space in Practice: How to Prepare and Conduct Stratospheric Balloon Mission (editor, ISBN 978-83-956752-0-1)
  • 2019 Sep, HabitatOS – Development of operating system prototype for Lunar and Martian habitats (ISBN 978-83-957186-4-9)
  • 2019 Jun, Geophysics experiments from Apollo Lunar Surface Experiments Package (ISBN 978-83-957186-1-8)
  • 2019 Mar, Python 3: from None to Machine Learning (ISBN 978-83-957186-2-5)
  • 2017 Dec, The Software Engineering: DevOps, CI/CD, Docker, Provisioning and Git Flow (ISBN 978-83-957186-3-2)

Training Courses and Certifications

  • 2020 Oct, PADI Assistant Instructor (Instructor #: 446562), Full Face Mask Diver
  • 2020 Oct, Emergency Oxygen Provider (2010UI8676), Emergency First Responder
  • 2020 Sep, PADI Enriched Air Diver (2010UI8675)
  • 2020 Aug, PADI Wreck Diver (2010UI8673), PADI Diver Propulsion Vehicle (2010UI8674)
  • 2020 Jun, PADI Self-Reliant Diver (2010UI8671)
  • 2019 Sep, PADI Divemaster (Instructor #: 446562)
  • 2019 Aug, The Aeromedical Training in High “G” Environment up to +5Gz (Human Centrifuge Training)
  • 2019 Aug, The Aeromedical Training in a Hypobaric Chamber up to 35 000 feet /10.000m/
  • 2019 Apr, Space Flight Physiology
  • 2018 Sep, PADI Rescue Diver (1811US8489)
  • 2017 May, Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (SERE) level A and B
  • 2017 May, Dry Suit Diver (1705UJ1398), Peak Performance Buoyancy (1705UA3273), Night Diver (1705UA3271)
  • 2017 May, PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (1705UA3267), PADI Deep Diver (1705UA3264)
  • 2017 Apr, Advanced Chamber Program Scenario Based Psychological Training Program (FAA FITS Accepted)
  • 2017 Apr, Project PoSSUM Scientist-Astronaut Qualification Program (Spacesuit, Hypoxia, Micro-G, High-G, Suborbital Flights)
  • 2017 Apr, Sea Survival Course
  • 2017 Apr, Spacecraft Egress, Sea Survival, and Rescue Operations Course
  • 2017 Apr, Aviation Survival and Egress Training EBD (ASET2)
  • 2017 Feb, Winter Survival and Arctic Shooting course
  • 2017 Jan, Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) training course
  • 2016 Sep, ECSS Training Course (conducted by Experts of the European Space Agency)
  • 2016 Aug, SOF Combat Medic PJ Medevac Team – Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) level III
  • 2016 Apr, SOF Combat Medic Black Tactics – Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) level II
  • 2016 Mar, SOF Combat Medic Care Under Fire – Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) level I
  • 2016 Jun, PADI Open Water Diver 
  • 2016 Jul, Basic Life Support for an Adult (European Resuscitation Council 2015 guidelines)
  • 2015 Jul, Glider pilot course
  • 2015 Jun, Agile Project Management (APM) level Foundations and Practitioner

Online Courses

  • 2019 Dec, Engineering the Space Shuttle (MITx – 16.885x)
  • 2019 Nov, Understanding Genetics: DNA, Genes, and their Real-World Application
  • 2019 Mar, Space Mission Design and Operations (EPFLx – EE585x)
  • 2017 May, Biology: The Science of Life

2017 Mar, Emory School of Medicine: Emergency Medicine

2017 Mar, Human Spaceflight – An introduction (KTHx: SD2905.1x)

2017 Feb, Molecular Biology: RNA Processing and Translation (MITx: 7.28.3x)

2017 Jan, The Extremes of Life: Microbes and Their Diversity (KyotoUx: 003x)

2016 Dec, Introduction to Aerospace Engineering: Astronautics and Human Spaceflight (MITx: 16.00x)

Conferences and Workshops

  • 2018 Oct, International Astronautical Congress 2018 (speaker)
  • 2018 Apr, Electronics Show 2018 – International Trade Fair of Consumer Electronics, (technical director of space section)
  • 2017 Dec, ESA ESLAB “Extreme Habitable Worlds” (attendee)
  • 2017 Nov, ESA Human Dependability Workshop (attendee)
  • 2016 Nov, ESA Innovation Exchange: When Space Meets Health, with brainstorming session on radiation protection (attendee)
  • 2016 Nov, Moon Village workshop on Architecture aspects (organizer, attendee)
  • 2016 Oct, Moon Village workshop on Geology aspects (organizer, attendee)
  • 2016 Sep, ESA ECSS – European Cooperation for Space Standardization – training course (attendee)
  • 2016 Sep, Symposium “Astronaut Preparation for Long Duration Spaceflight” (speaker)
  • 2016 Sep, European Rover Challenge (attendee)
  • 2016 Mar, Poland in Space Symposium (attendee)
  • 2015 Sep, European Rover Challenge (attendee)
  • 2015 Sep, ESA ESMATS 2015 – European Space Mechanisms and Tribology Symposium (attendee)
  • Additionally attendee and speaker at 100+ conferences on Software Engineering

Analog Astronautics Experience

  • 2020 Oct, EMMPOL 2, MCC: Primary Investigator, HabitatOS support and development
  • 2020 Oct, EMMPOL 1, MCC: Primary Investigator, HabitatOS support and development
  • 2020 Sep, Destiny – MCC: Primary Investigator, HabitatOS support and development
  • 2020 Sep, Trinity – MCC: Primary Investigator, HabitatOS support and development
  • 2020 Sep, Neutral buoyancy tests for Advanced Crew Medical Restraint System – safety diver, CPR, ACLS, airways management
  • 2020 Jul/Aug/Sep, Bright II (3 times 2 weeks trials) – MCC: Primary Investigator, HabitatOS support and development
  • 2020 Jul/Aug/Sep, Bright I (3 times 2 weeks trials) – MCC: Primary Investigator, HabitatOS support and development
  • 2019 Sep, Optima for Military University of Technology –  MCC: Primary Investigator, HabitatOS support and development
  • 2019 Jul, Hermes – MCC: CapCom, Primary Investigator, HabitatOS support and development
  • 2019 Jul, Artemis – MCC: CapCom, Primary Investigator, HabitatOS support and development
  • 2018 Aug, LEARN – MCC: CapCom, Primary Investigator, HabitatOS support and development
  • 2018 Aug, Ares III – MCC: CapCom, Primary Investigator, HabitatOS support and development
  • 2018 Jul, Spectra – MCC: CapCom, Primary Investigator, HabitatOS support and development,
  • 2018 Jul, Luna – MCC: CapCom, Primary Investigator, HabitatOS support and development,
  • 2017 Dec, Zero-G Flight campaign with VESTAND research experiment (Vestibular system stimulation in micro-g and hyper-g env.)
  • 2017 Oct, ICAres – Astronaut: Executive Officer / Biosystems Engineer, mission with visual and motion impaired crew member
  • 2017 Sep, Youth for the Moon – MCC: Habitat manual and scientific experiments procedures editor 
  • 2017 Jun, LunEx – Astronaut: Crew Medical Officer
  • 2016 Dec, ILEWG geo-biological campaign in volcanic region in Mandig, Germany and European Astronaut Centre in Cologne
  • 2016 Aug, M.A.R.S. Astronaut: Crew Medical Officer

Stratospheric Missions

  • 2020 Jul – Stratos 1 – Max Altitude 31 012 m; start: Rzepiennik Biskupi, PL; landing: 50°7.8510’N 20°5.3772’E
  • 2019 Jul – Stratos 0 – Max Altitude 29 236 m; start: Rzepiennik Biskupi, PL; landing: 49°55’10.8″N 21°43’12.9″E
  • 2019 May – Pamela – Max Altitude 24 133 m; start: Gliwice, PL; landing: 50°37’17.9″N 17°54’09.6″E
  • 2016 Nov – ELF – Max Altitude 30 258 m; start: Gliwice, PL; landing: 50°05’51.4″N 20°32’25.7″E

Sport activities

  • Aerodynamic tunnel
  • Skydiving
  • Glider pilot
  • PPL(A)
  • Scuba Diving PADI Assistant Instructor 1811US8489, Instructor #: 446562
  • Scuba Diving PADI Specialty Courses: Deep Diver, Dry Suit Diver, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Night Diver)
  • Aerobatic introduction at Embry Riddle, Daytona Beach, Florida
  • Sport sailing (multiple starts in Polish championship at age 11-15)

Memberships

  • 2020 – Present – IIAS Space Medicine Group
  • 2017 – 2018, ESA Flight Club
  • 2018 – Present, Honorary member of Astronautical Student Association at Polish Air Force Academy
  • 2016 – Present, Polish Rocket Society
  • 2016 – Present, PADI Diver Network (Diver Number: 1811US8489)
  • 2016 – Present, Space Generation Advisory Council (Member 11551)
  • 2014 – Present, Polish Parachuting Association
  • 2013 – 2014, Project Management Institute Poland Chapter (PMI), Interim CIO
  • 2005 – 2010 – IEA Actus, President of Organization

Publications