Alejandro Salado is pursuing a Ph.D. in Systems Engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology. His research is focused on identifying new methods and processes that help reduce the development and operational costs of space missions. Ideally, the research should provide the basis to move from the consolidated concept of “space missions” to a catalogue of “space products”. Born in Spain, Alejandro earned a Master’s in Electrical and Electronics Engineering with emphasis on Communication Systems from Polytechnic University of Valencia. He completed three postgraduate Master’s programs: two in Spain from Polytechnic University of Catalonia in the areas of Electronics Engineering with an emphasis in Power Electronics and also in Project Management as well as one in The Netherlands in Space Systems Engineering from the Delft University of Technology. He has worked in the space industry for several years and has been involved in the complete life-cycle of scientific equipment for the International Space Station. He contributed to the International Space Station through the successful Young Engineers’ Satellite 2 (YES2) project and in the design and verification of the Galileo satellites, part of the European global positioning and navigation system. Alejandro is on leave from the International Science & Technology Program for the 2010-2011 academic year.