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Management

Dr. Hilel Rubinstein

Ramonaut, CEO, Physicist

Hilel is a Co-founder of D-MARS, he was the field crew commander during the first analog mission of D-MARS (February 2018), and he is the CEO of D-MARS. Experimental physicist with strong space engineering background, and leadership experience.

During his postdoc at the Ben Gurion University Hilel developed an innovative concept for very low orbit cubesat. Hilel is also a graduate of the International Space University in 2013. During the last 8 years Hilel developed several space education programs.

Alon Shikar

Ramonaut, VP, Architect

Alon is a Co-founder of D-MARS and Ramonaut in the first team. Alon is responsible for developing the organization's research bases and business relationships with our partners along the way. Together with Moshe Zagai, Alon led the development and construction of our first Habitat, which is the main framework for the activities of D-MARS. Alon is an architect and lecturer, a graduate of the Technion with honors and a graduate of the Bezalel Urban Design Program. His master's project topic was the analysis of myths leading to the development of human settlements, both on Earth and on Mars.

Alon is also a graduate of the International Space University in 2018 where he was involved in developing energy system concept for a lunar mission. He is the owner of Shiksa Design Collective, which deals with design and planning.

Alon is responsible for the planning of dozens of schools, residential buildings and sports halls. His big dream is to design the first basketball court on Mars.

Gal Yoffe

Ramonaut, Field operations manager

Gal is a project management professional, an expert in operations in remote and extreme environments.

Gal has extensive experience of over 13 years working in operations with governments, global corporations, UN agencies and NGOs, including disaster relief deployment, field application of technological solutions, health management, search and rescue and capacity building.

Today a freelance consultant working with humanitarian and rescue organizations worldwide, doing training and project implementation. Gal is also an entrepreneur in remote sensing and UAS solutions, a mountain guide and is a researcher in Mars analog missions.

Doron Landau

Strategic Advisor

Doron, the first volunteer of SpaceIL, formerly VP Marketing and fundraising. Today he is a member of the general assembly and strategic advisor. Doron initiated, developed and founded several successful content platforms, including: a mall-based radio station network (exit), a unique TV advertising format for large chains (500 ads), a cellular news network “star 22″ and a news channel for airline passengers he is also a cofounder of the English news website www.jerusalemonline.com. Doron earned a BA in Sociology, Anthropology and Philosophy from Bar-Ilan University and a diploma in Film and TV. Doron volunteers in a number of organizations as a strategic advisor. He also worked as an advisor to the teams of IDF Spokesman, the Technion and Israeli cabinet ministers.

Dr. Eran Schenka

Ramonaut, Head of medicine team

Dr. Eran Schenker, Israeli Space Physician. The medical director officer at DMARS from day one and served as the medical officer in all missions. Lead two DMARS medical missions. Executive leader with 25+ years of achievements, as an entrepreneur, space medicine, global medical director, chief medical innovation technology officer, digital health and business development for biotechnology & pharmaceutical companies. As aerospace medicine space research specialist served as the primary investigator for six international medical space projects, conducted on five NASA Space Shuttle missions. Served as the head of the Aerospace Medicine Center at the Fisher Institute for Air & Space Strategic Studies, founded by the Israel Air Forces Association. B.Med.Sc. and MD from the School of medicine at Ben Gurion University. NASA / DOD Flight Surgeon Training Course. Patrick Air Force Base and Johnson Space Center. International Space University (ISU), Vienna, Austria. Aerospace Medicine Residency program, Wright State University, USA. Aerospace Medicine Postgraduate, School of medicine, Tel-Aviv University. MBA Northwestern, USA and specializing on health informatics at George Washington University.

Neta Vizel

Head of Behavioral Sciences team

Neta is an organizational sociologist and a global organizational consultant with more than 15 years of experience in human resources management and organizational development from high-tech, low-tech and start-ups. 

Neta specialized in management mentoring from CEOs to first level managers in a fast growing, multicultural and dynamic business environments. 

Neta managed the local organizing team to host the International Space University in 2016 and act as a lecturer at the Business and Management department at the International Space University.

Neta Joined D-mars in September 2017 to lead the analog astronauts' recruitment and selection process and also leads our innovative methodology for management development.

Michal Jashinski

Space suit engineer

Michal is MSc graduate in satellite control from the Aerospace engineering faculty at the Technion. Participated at the space studies program of the International Space University (ISU) in 2014 and as staff and a workshop leader in 2015 (staff), 2016 (gender equality workshop), 2018 (politics of space mining workshop). At D-MARS Michal is part of the design team of the space suit and life supporting system of the Ramonauts field missions and was mission control room manager. 

Mor Langer-Appel

Ramonaut, PR & Education

Mor holds a B.Sc. in Marine Sciences, a Teaching Certificate from the Hotam Program and is a graduate of the Space Studies Program of the International Space University. Currently she is studying for a master degree in the Policy and Administration Program in Democratic Education at Tel Aviv University.

Mor is a junior high school science teacher, an advisor at the School of Young Astronauts at the Davidson Institute, a director of education at D-MARS, a member of the HORIZON community of Israel's first space educators. Mor is one of the founders of the Israeli Society of Mars.

As part of her work at D-MARS, she participated in one of the analog missions and served as the mission's field commander.

Yael Yair

Ramonaut, Head of Science team

Yael Joined D-MARS a year and a half ago, first as a science officer in the control room, then as a part of the science team and today as a scientific deputy director. Yael finished her B.Sc in biology and M.Sc in microbiology and biotechnology in Tel Aviv University, and working on her PhD today. She has a strong affiliation to space studies, with background of conducting biological research on microgravity, focusing on potential effect on virulent bacteria. During her work in D-MARS, Yael study various aspects of the potential microbiological contamination of space travel. 

Ma'ayan Aharoni

Ramonaut, Medical team

Maayan is a medical student at Tel Aviv University, she works as a QA Engineer at a start-up company that creates videos using machine lerning technology, and served in a technological unit in the IDF Intelligence Corps.

Participated in analog missions on behalf of D-Mars as a Ramonaut in the medical mission during April 2019, as head of the control room in the February 2019 mission.

Daniel (Danny) Dahan

Head of SW & IT team

Danny is a Software Development Manager and a Principal Software Engineer at PTC. He holds a B.Sc. in Computer Engineering from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Specialization in Networking, Internet and information systems), a B.Ed. (Specialization in Judaism and the Hebrew language) and a Teaching certificate.

Danny joined D-MARS in April 2018, he leads the Software and IT areas in D-MARS, and also participated in 2 analog mission as the Mission Control commander and Mission Control communication officer.

Danny is also a member of HORIZON community - the Israel's first space educators.

Sharon Gindi

Software Development Manager and a Principal Software Engineer

Sharon is a project management professional and a business development expert

Sharon's extensive experience of over 20 years working in global operations with governments, investors, top startups and Fortune 500 firms, shaped him to be an excellent networker who can identify strategic partnership opportunities, as well as quickly establish relationships and then drive maximum value from these partnerships. Sharon has an excellent understanding of what motivates partners to work with each other and furthermore an Impact oriented problem solver, able  to develop innovative solutions and enable inclusive, creative solution design, build ownership and capabilities. Today a freelance strategic advisor and entrepreneur 

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