tions, officials said.
The crew started nine days of briefings and training on Feb. 7 with researchers and mission support teams.
The crew members are: >> Sukjin Han, an assistant professor of economics at the University of Texas at Austin, specializing in econometrics. His research focuses mainly on developing statistical methods to evaluate causal effects of treatments or interventions, such as medical interventions, social programs or economic policies.
>> Michaela Musilova, an astrobiologist who is a visiting professor at the Slovak University of Technology and a lecturer for the International Space University. She also has experience working at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, University of London Observatory, and projects for the European and U.K. space agencies.
>> Calum Hervieu, an astrophysicist and systems engineer who grew up in rural Scotland. Previously he worked at the European Space Agency’s European Astronaut Centre in Germany.
>> Lisa Stojanovski, a professional science communicator who manages the Australian chapter of the Space Generation Advisory Council.