ESA Head of Strategy & Coordination Group for Human Robotic Exploration
Didier Schmitt is head of the strategy and coordination group for human and robotic exploration at the European Space Agency. From 2009 to 2018 he was stationed in Brussels, e.g. as adviser to the President of the EC on science technology foresight. His educational background is PhD in biosciences and certified medical doctor. His academic work as associate professor included scientific experiments on space Shuttle-Spacelab missions and on the Mir space station. He authored several books and more recently started a fiction science comic series (Red Safari) and is chief editor of a magazine-book series on space and exploration (Mook Mars).