Hrudayavani “Vani” Vellore is a senior Aerospace engineering major from Missouri City, Texas. Her research interests involve the various ways human physiology is altered by spaceflight and ways to simulate then mitigate these effects. She is currently working on her first publication, which is a literature review on the effects on the cardiovascular system caused by gravity dosing on parabolic flights.
Outside of the BHP lab, Vani is a member of the Thermal, Mechanisms and Structures Team for AggieSat6 at the AggieSat Laboratory where she conducts structural modeling and testing. She is also the president of the Texas A&M chapter of the Society of Women in Space Exploration.
Chase Audirsch is a junior undergraduate in the honors Aerospace Engineering program at Texas A&M University. He is from Denton, Texas and works in the lab researching potential advancements in EVA space suits. Chase is currently working to quantify and understand the trade space associated with the integration of soft robotics into EVA suits. He is also a big fan of Aggie football and enjoys playing guitar.
Eric is a freshman pre-med general engineering major from Nashville, Tennessee planning to major in Biomedical Engineering. He is the current Health and Safety in Space Lead for Spring 2020 in Aggie Astronaut Corps. In the future, Eric hopes to attend medical school and work in the field of aerospace medicine.
Eric is an NHA certified Electrocardiogram Technician with over 100 hours of medical shadowing experience. His experience in the medical field has included observing everything from ICU day to day operation, cardiac catheterization, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatographies, total knee replacements, and outpatient physical therapy.
Leah Davis is a sophomore undergraduate student majoring in Aerospace engineering at Texas A&M University. She is from Dallas, Texas and is interested in researching the impacts of variations of gravity on the human body.
She and her team will be experimenting with the effects of changing gravitational force on the cardiovascular and metabolic systems of humans. This research will continue the work on understanding how astronauts modified in their flights and orbits to find preventative measures.
Outside of her studies, Leah is a resident advisor at the on campus apartments and enjoys relaxing with friends and family when she can.
Lindsay is a sophomore pre-med honors Aerospace Engineering major. This year, she is serving as the director of Aggie Astronaut Corps, a new program providing financially accessible opportunities in spaceflight science and development to Texas A&M students. Lindsay is heavily involved with Students for the Exploration and Development of Space, previously as Head of Public Relations and Marketing in 2018-2019 and now in an advisory role. This past spring, she worked as a technical artist in former NASA astronaut Dr. Gregory Chamitoff’s SpaceCRAFT VR lab, in which she 3D modeled and textured forms for use in SpaceCRAFT’s open-access Virtual Reality Sandbox environment.
Lindsay is a Craig and Galen Brown Scholar, a President’s Endowed Scholar, a National Merit Scholar, and a National AP Scholar. She’s also a student pilot with over 40 hours of single-engine flight training and is working towards her Private Pilot Certificate. In the future, Lindsay aspires to graduate from medical school and become an aerospace physician working to facilitate long-duration space missions and the human exploration of Mars.