European Space Agency (ESA)Special Advisor in charge of in particular strengthening the relations with the UK Space Agency

The European Space Agency’s space exploration Director since 2016, Dr David Parker manages a 900M Euro annual programme including astronaut missions to the ISS, Mars exploration and Europe’s contributions to NASA’s Artemis lunar campaign. He has worked in the space sector for over thirty years including 14 years in industry, 6 years in government research agencies and from 2013 to 2016, Chief Executive of the UK Space Agency. Dr Parker has advised five UK science ministers on space policy and was the 2019 recipient of the Royal Aeronautical Society’s award for long and valued service to the space sector. Trained in aeronautics and astronautics at Southampton University with a doctorate for aeronautical research supported by NASA Langley Research Center.


International Astronautical Congress 2017

25-29 September 2017

Adelaide, Australia