Andreas Mogensen is a European Space Agency astronaut. He was selected as an astronaut in 2009 and began training at the European Astronaut Center in Cologne, Germany. Andreas became the first Danish astronaut in space on 2 September 2015, when he flew on a ten day mission to the International Space Station. Andreas is currently the ESA astronaut lead at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, where he supports astronaut operations on board the ISS. Andreas is hoping for a second space flight in the near future. Andreas has a PhD in aerospace engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and a M.Eng. in aeronautical engineering from Imperial College London. He also spent a semester at Instituto Superior Tecnico in Lisbon as an exchange student. Prior to becoming an astronaut, Andreas worked as a researcher at Surrey Space Center, a spacecraft engineer at HE Space, a research and development engineer at Vestas Wind Systems, and as a drilling services engineer at Schlumberger.