Dumitru-Dorin Prunariu

Cosmonaut; President
Association of Space Explores Europe, Strasbourg

In May 1981 Prunariu accomplished an 8-day space flight on board Soyuz-40 spacecraft and Saliut-6 space station. Dumitru-Dorin Prunariu is a member of the Board of the Romanian Space Agency and an expert with the Romanian Association for Space Technology and Industry – ROMSPACE.
Prunariu is one of the founding members of the Association of Space Explorers (ASE). Between 2011 - 2014 Prunariu served as elected president of ASE International, and since 2014 serves as president of ASE Europe.  Since 2005 he has been a member of the ASE Committee on Near Earth Objects (NEO).
Prunariu was the elected chairman of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UN COPUOS) between June 2010-June 2012.
Since 1995 Prunariu has been acting Vice-President of the European Institute for Risk, Security and Communication Management (EURISC) based in Bucharest. Between 1998 – 2004, he was the President of the Romanian Space Agency. Starting with 2004, he served for almost two years as the itinerary Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Romania to the Russian Federation. Prunariu is a full member and trustee of the International Academy of Astronautics, since 2011 a Honorary Member of the Romanian Academy, and since 2015 a member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts. In 2012 he was appointed as one of the 15 experts of the Group of Governmental Experts on outer space transparency and confidence-building measures (TCBM), established by the UN General Assembly Resolution 65/68.
Prunariu is a co-author of several books regarding space technology and space flight, has published numerous scientific papers and delivered a large number of scientific lectures to audiences all around the world. He earned a degree in aerospace engineering from the University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest and a Ph.D. in the field of space flight dynamics. Prunariu is a Honorary Citizen of several cities and Doctor Honoris Causa of several higher education institutions from Romania, Republic of Moldova and USA.

Dumitru-Dorin Prunariu is participating in:

17:30 - 18:30

Studio L+S, Bratislava