Louise Lindblad studied Engineering Physics with a Master’s Degree in Aerospace Engineering at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. She specialized in Attitude and Orbital Control Systems for satellites and wrote her Master’s Thesis at the European Space Agency about simulations of AOCS systems for conceptual studies. In 2012 she attended the International Space Universitiy’s Space Studies Program where she participated in the Space Life Sciences department and worked on a team project discussing the next generation space stations. After graduating she worked as an AOCS Engineer at OHB Sweden in Stockholm. Currently, she lives in Lisbon where she is working as an aerospace engineer at Tekever, a small Portuguese aerospace company. There she is developing the Attitude Determination and Control System software for a CubeSat. During the mission of crew 148 at MDRS, Louise will be the crew astronomer.