Hugh S. Gregory, Crew Scientist/Project MAST Surveyor
Professionally an avid Spaceflight Historian based in Vancouver
Canada, he has worked as an Engineers' Surveyor, an Industrial
Paramedic/E.M.T. (Industrial Ambulance Officer) and managed his own
Occupational Health and Safety Program consulting service. He
lectures occasionally in local schools on spaceflight history and
astronomy. Hugh owns and operates the H.R. McMillan Planetarium's
affiliated space and astronomy educational BBS "SpaceBase(tm)" and
was the moderator of the 8 internationally distributed "SB-" prefixed
space news service echoes for the amateur FidoNet network, reaching
out to over 5,000 amateur BBS's world wide for over 15 years.
SpaceBase is also the affiliated BBS service for R.A.S.C.'s Vancouver
Centre and will distribute the data captured each week by the C.A.R.O.
Super Nova Search Project when it comes on line.
His latest research includes the conceptual design theory work on the
E.L.D.S.R.R. space reactor (which he gifted to JPL back in July of
2002), Project M.O.S.S. (Musk Observatory Supernova Search) for the
Musk Mars Desert Observatory in Hanksville, Utah and Project M.A.S.T.
(Mars Analogue Simulation Trainer), a VR simulator for the Mars
Society to help train and prepare crews for their simulations of Mars
surface exploration at the Mars Desert Research Station.
Since December 2004 he has been the Mars Society's Chief Documents
Editor for the M.D.R.S. and F.M.A.R.S. research stations, correlating
and maintaining the operations manuals and training materials relative
to each facility. He was selected for and led M.D.R.S. Crew 35
(February-March 2005) as Mission Commander and Crew Astronomer (to set
up Project MOSS) and since returning from analogue Mars he has
shouldered the additional duties of relief CapCom, Engineering Office
on Watch, Training Materials Developer and is a Paramedic member of
the Mars Society's Flight Surgeon team. He "flew" two additional MDRS
missions in 2005, ,joining the privately funded research missions of
Crew FLAME in June and Crew MAST in October. On Crew MAST he and his
wife Anne became the first married couple to take up residence and
work at a Mars Society Habitat. He has just accepted an invitation to
join the Musk Observatory's Astronomer Team.
He's produced and sold videos on "Voyager 2 at Neptune", "The Gas
Planets", "SSTO - The DC-X", "Soviet Space Disasters" and "The Flight
Of Buran - The Russian Shuttle Story". His slide/video shows have
been appearing at Conventions across North America and also overseas
for over 16 years now, including 10 world cons. On weekends he's a
private pilot, amateur astronomer (Member RASC), cricket umpire, and
enjoys hiking in the Rockies with his wife Anne.
This is Hugh's fourth MDRS "mission" in the past 12 months and he
joins Crew 45 as their Crew Scientist - Surveyor, to attempt to gather
the final data need for his Project M.A.S.T. On this "flight" all of
his Surveying will be done "in-sim", to help the Mars Society and the Moon Society gather
additional data on just how surveying could be done on Mars and the Moon by a
surface exploration team.