SpacedIn was started by Rares Bișag, Adrian Dumitrescu and Alina Vizireanu, three professionals from the space industry who want to use their expertise to grow the next generation of space explorers from Romania.

  • Graduate of the Aerospace Engineering Faculty within UPB;
  • Founder of Romanian Space Initiative, the largest space education NGO in Romania. ROSPIN has organized educational programmes for hundreds of university students (ROSPIN Academy) and high school pupils (ROSPIN School);
  • Project manager for projects run by the European Space Agency, but also in the IT industry.
  • Graduate of the University of Geography in Bucharest (2010) and of the International Space University (2022);
  • Specialist in Earth Observation (EO) and A.I. with more than 15 years of experience;
  • Trainer for classes on Geographic Information System (GIS) and EO for 8 years and for A.I. classes for pupils since 2020;
  • Founder of Starseeds 1:1, a mentoring programme for professionals.
  • Bachelor’s and Master’s in Spacecraft Engineering from the University of Southampton (UK). One semester spent at ‘the cradle of astronauts’, Purdue University (USA);
  • Final year PhD candidate in satellite structures at the University of Southampton;
  • Co-Founder of ROSPIN and technical lead on all educational and hands-on projects;
  • Winner of the most prestigious space mission design competition in the world held by NASA and Caltech: Caltech Space Challenge 2022!

In addition, we have brought three other mentors on our journey to complement us.

  • Graduate of the Mathematics Faculty of the Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj and of the Oradea University;
  • Mentor and instructor at the Coder Dojo Oradea robotics club;
  • Serial winner of the national CanSat competition with his high school teams and participant in international CanSat competitions with both high school and university teams.
  • Student at the Physics Faculty of the Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj;
  • Founder and mentor for Astronomy Hub Cluj and facilitator at Rubik School and Academy of Arts;
  • Olympian in Astronomy and astrophysics and more recently a mentor for international Olympians on these topics.
  • Student at the University of Architecture of the Gheorghe Asachi University in Iasi and currently away on an exchange semester at INSA Strasbourg;
  • Mentor for high school teams in space architecture projects;
  • 3rd place in the ESA Moon Camp Challenge competition in 2022.

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