Congratulations!  You’ve stumbled upon the musings and other assorted thoughts of Andrzej Stewart, one of the crewmembers of HI-SEAS IV, a year-long simulation of a mission to Mars

Born in Banbury, England, to a military family, Andrzej Stewart earned a BS in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 2005, and an SM in Aeronautics and Astronautics from MIT in 2007.  As part of his life-long dream to become an astronaut, Andrzej became an ardent light aircraft pilot.  He’s logged over 500 flight hours, earning his instrument and commercial pilot certificates, and he volunteers with Challenge Air and EAA Young Eagles, introducing kids to aviation.  Prior to joining the HI-SEAS Mission 4 crew, Andrzej worked at Lockheed Martin as an interplanetary flight controller.  He’s worked on console for the Spitzer Space Telescope, Mars Odyssey, MRO, MAVEN, Juno, and GRAIL.  Recently, he served as the Flight Engineer for the sixth mission of NASA’s Human Exploration Research Analog (HERA), simulating a two-week journey to asteroid 1620 Geographos.  In his free time, Andrzej is a goalie in a recreational ice hockey league as well as an avid board-gamer.  He hasn’t played the guitar in a while, but will be brushing off his skills and (hopefully) entertaining the crew during the mission.