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Ewan Reid is a Crew Engineer with MarsCrew134, a team of highly trained scientist, researchers and filmmaker who will embark on a Mars simulation at the Mars Desert Research Station in Utah, USA.
Ewan has degrees in Electrical Engineering and Economics from Queen's University where he also played four seasons of rugby including tours to Ireland and Argentina.
Ewan is currently the Rover Power and Electrical Systems lead at Neptec Design Group and responsible for the concept development, design, AIT and operations of power and electrical subsystems for robotic planetary vehicle applications.
Ewan completed the International Space University's Space Studies Program in the summer of 2013. In the summer of 2012 Ewan supported a NASA/CSA lunar mission simulation on the slopes of Mauna Kea Hawaii manning the ROVER support console while answering directly to the mission's Flight Director.
Previously he was a systems and electrical designer and operations engineer for Neptec's Laser Camera System. In this capacity Ewan supported nine of the last 12 Space Shuttle missions at Mission Control at NASA JSC. He also conducted numerous testing and verification activities at NASA Kennedy Space Center.
Ewan started his professional career in the field of computer vision working on the design and operations teams for the Space Vision System (SVS). SVS was deployed on the Space Shuttle and was the primary astronaut cue for Internal Space Station assembly operations.
Ewan enjoys outdoor sports including hiking, paddling, skiing and surfing and has played competitive Ultimate for several years, including participation in the World Club Championships in Prague in 2011.
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