Axel García’s experience focuses on spacecraft development and life support systems. Axel received his undergraduate degree from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Florida and École D’ingénieurs in France, pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering, a minor in Computer Science and Space Physics. He won numerous NASA and commercial spaceflight scholarships that allowed him to work at several NASA centers and the private space sector from a young age.
Axel earned a Master’s degree in spacecraft engineering from a joint program between Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech) in Moscow, Russia in 2017. Axel is a Ph.D. student, and he’s currently working towards his degree in Aerospace Engineering at MIT. While in graduate school, Axel founded R&D company in Puerto Rico, PRatian LLC, with the vision of solving global issues in public health and agriculture while mitigating issues in human spaceflight. His startup just won first prize at the Entrepreneurial Organization (EO)’s Global Student Entrepreneur Award (GSEA), representing Puerto Rico against 54 countries. He’s also a scientist-astronaut candidate for the upcoming commercial spaceflight opportunities starting in 2020.