Eleni Charitonos is the First Cypriot Analog Astronaut and she is officially working towards becoming an astronaut. She is currently pursuing her undergraduate degree in Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Glasgow.
Eleni successfully completed two analogue astronaut missions, the first being at LunAres in Poland for 19 days. The most important step in her career up until now is her participation in a 33-day mission at HISEAS, on the Mauna Loa Volcano in Hawaii simulating life on Mars.
Her passion for space led her to establish the “Glasgow University Students for the Exploration and Development of Space and become a reports designer at the Space Generation Advisory Council. She is also Deputy Manager of the 6th European Space Generation Workshop happening for the first time in Cyprus. Her contribution to the space community was honoured with the National UKSEDS “Student of the year” award.