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Joel Haland

NameJoel Haland

Self Introduction

I’m a student of mechanical engineering at the university in Halmstad, Sweden. I have always been a thinker and a dreamer. I have high hopes that this project will become a success and pave way for a new chapter in human exploration.

I imagine we stand in front of a similar situation as the brave sailors of the late 15th century, with an entirely new world of opportunities within our grasp, if only we dare to make the leap of faith. The only real difference is that our obstacles are vast amounts of space and not the great Atlantic sea.

I know that I don’t have any realistic chance of making a spot as one of the first colonists, as cool as that would be. But hopefully, in time, I will find my way to truly contribute to the cause, in development of space technology or as a second wave astronaut.

I wish all the best of luck to the candidates and people involved in the project!


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