William Easdown standing in a field on a sunny day

Spacecraft operations, and particularly orbital mechanics, has been a great interest of mine for several years. I realised when I started playing Kerbal Space Program that the basics of orbital mechanics are actually very simple. I became fascinated by the elegance of using the gravity of huge planets and stars to carefully guide spacecraft around the solar system, as well as the intricate ballet of rendezvousing and docking craft in orbit.

I founded Bath SpaceSoc in April 2016 and Chaired it until April 2018, when on SpaceSoc’s 2nd birthday I handed over to the new Chair, Ivan Liono. I stepped down as Chair mostly due to being elected Chair of UKSEDS, the national student space society, but it was also a good opportunity to pass it on to ensure the continuity of the Society once I graduate.