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February 26, 2011 - March 12, 2011

Balwant Rai
Quentin Bourges
Executive Officer
Matthieu Ansart
Chief Engineer
Jasdeep Kaur
Health and Safety Officer, Biologist
Crystal Latham
Chief Scientist

Rachel Dompnier Rover Engineer 

Assoc. Professor (Dr) Balwant Rai is the founder of Aeronautic Dentistry and proposed its curriculum and guidelines. He is program director and associate professor of aeronautic dentistry in Kepler’s Space University, USA. He is president and founder of JBR Institute of Health Education research and Technology. He is also founder of the BR formula and BR Regression equation used in forensic technology. Rai has written 5 books, he is also Editor-in-Chief of four international journals and executive-deputy editor of Aeronautic dentistry. Now he is writing a book on Aeronautic dentistry. His current work concerns the effect of micro-gravity on oral cavity, human physiology & psychology which includes the elaboration of instruments to prevent its adverse effects on human body. Rai published over 100 articles on subjects of Aeronautic dentistry, micro-gravity, human factors, antioxidants, cancer markers, saliva, oral, systemic diseases, and forensic dentistry. His biography has been published in Who’s Who in Health and Medicine, who’s who in the world, USA. He is invited editor of Mars Quarterly. He is an invited reviewer of NRF, South Africa, reviewer of more than 10 different journals, and has five pending patents.  He is invited reviewer of many national and international indexed Journals. Rai has done BDS, Advanced Masters and Post graduation in medical imaging. He was selected in Crew 78, MDRS as Health and Safety Officer. He is principal investigator cum researcher of project “simulated micro-gravity and human factors including oral cavity”. He is working with different space related research projects.

  In this 100B crew, he is appointed as crew commander, emergency physician and biomedical scientist. He will be working in the exploring human factors in MDRS. He has strong belief in leaving a mark in space programs.


Quentin Bourges is a 2nd year cadet at the French Air Force Academy. He obtained his high school Diploma (French Baccalaureate) with advance Science (obtained with honours) in 2007. Then he entered the Navy College in 2007, where he prepared for the competitive exam of the French Air Force Academy. He passed the competitive exam in 2009. He is now a 1st year Masters student in Security and Defense Department and also in Aeronautic and Spatial Mechanics.


Studying ergonomics, his aim during the mission will be to define the proper informatics tools in order to improve the efficiency of communication within one or several crews.


Quentin aims to become a fighter pilot and ultimately go into space. He is very proud to be a member of the 100th Crew and hopes working at MDRS will give him the opportunity to get closer from his goal.


Matthieu Ansart is a 23 year-old student officer at the French Air Force Academy. He expects to get an engineering diploma after three years in the academy.

His work on the station will studying about strategic knowledge to carry out missions in extreme conditions. He will try to determine which is the critical knowledge for logistics of MDRS missions. He will  model efficiently some procedures in order to capitalize knowledge and simplify learning.

On the MDRS, he will be the Hab engineer.

Dr.Jasdeep Kaur has recently completed double masters in forensic odontology.  In 2008 Kaur was awarded top honors for her table clinic in Mangalore. S C A D A (Member of student Clinician American Dental Association) was awarded to her for presenting table top presentation in Jan 2008 in Mangalore.  She had the opportunity to present her research at the Greater New York Dental meeting that year in 2008 and at the Chicago Midwinter meeting in February 2009. She was also invited as lecturer to present her work in different schools of Europe in 2010. Kaur is the Editor in Chief of the journal of AERONAUTIC DENTISTRY, executive editor of journal of Forensic Odontology and journal of Dental Education. She has published 50 articles in international and national journals. She has published 3 books and she has four patents (pending) on her research studies. She is chairperson of JBR foundation. She is one of S.R.I board of directors.  Kaur was passionate to work and think differently, so as she graduated as dentist from India, she began her research career and has worked in diverse areas connected to dentistry, forensic odontology and space dentistry. Kaur is currently working on effect of microgravity on human body, plans further to work on different biological conditions for extremophiles.

In this 100B crew, she is appointed as Health and safety officer and biologist, so she will prepare guidelines for real MARS missions and she will be working in the exploring the deep subsurface of MDRS, the existence of deep subsurface organisms in a world that was once thought to be devoid of life. With a strong belief in exploration and the advancement of science and technology, Jasdeep looks forward for being a part of international collaborations and to widen horizons of scientific research.

Crystal Latham is the crew scientist for the ILEWG EuroMoonMars Crew 100B. She is a first-year graduate student at the University of Vermont, where she is pursuing a Masters degree in Physics. Her research interests include transiting exoplanets, radio astronomy, and pulsars. She obtained her B.S. degree in Space Sciences: Astrophysics at the Florida Institute of Technology.


Crystal has always been interested in space and science. She has had the opportunity to participate in a number of research experiences in astronomy and physics through participation in the American Museum of Natural History REU, Undergraduate Student Research Program at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and semester research in exoplanets and lighting, at Florida Tech. In her spare time, Crystal enjoys reading, volunteering, biking, and scuba diving.

Rachel Dompnier is a 20 year-old cadet in her second year at the French Air Force Academy. After graduating with a scientific baccalaureate, she completed a two-year preparation in mathematics and physics in order to take the “Ecole de l’Air” competitive exam which she passed in 2009. The “Ecole de l’Air” is a military academy and engineering school where she will earn an engineering diploma after three years of study. Afterwards she will enter a specific school of piloting in order to become a fighter pilot in the French Air Force.

During her mission in MDRS, she will work in the area of Human Factors in teleoperation.  In particular, she will try to determine which abilities and education the human operator should have and she will investigate how to improve the interfaces of teleoperating systems by using a remotely controlled Rover for her experiments.

On the station, she will fill the position of Rover engineer.