Hi, my name is Zaid 🍁

I am a Junior Program Scientist at the Canadian Space Agency. I have previously completed a traineeship at the European Space Agency in lunar exploration and space resources as well as space operations.

Canada reaches for the Moon (Photo: CSA)

Aspiring to pursue graduate studies in planetary science, autonomous systems, and systems design for space exploration.

In recent years, I have been crafting my passion for space by developing an Earth Observation mission (SC-ODIN), engaging with the UN Space Generation Advisory Council and working with space programs on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean — at the Canadian Space Agency and European Space Agency.

As for me, I am tormented with an everlasting itch for things remote. I love to sail forbidden seas, and land on barbarous coasts.

Herman Melville, Moby-Dick