Space Investment Forum speakers

Meganne Christian keynote speaker

Dr Meganne Christian
Reserve Astronaut
Exploration Commercialisation Lead
The UK Space Agency

Dr Meganne Christian is Reserve Astronaut / Exploration Commercialisation Lead at the UK Space Agency. In November 2022 she became a member of the European Space Agency astronaut reserve, one of the class of 17 candidates selected from a pool of over 22,500 applicants across Europe.

She holds a Bachelor of Engineering and a PhD in Industrial Chemistry from the University of New South Wales.

From 2014 to 2023 she was a materials science researcher at the National Research Council of Italy, and participated in two parabolic flight campaigns to test graphene coatings for thermal management in satellites.

She has also undertaken two missions, including a winter-over, to Concordia Station in Antarctica where she was a research scientist in charge of atmospheric physics and meteorology.