Andrea Boyd (AU) is stationed at the European Astronaut Centre; the only Australian International Space Station Flight Controller on Earth. A Mechatronic Engineer who graduated from the University of Adelaide, she worked for many years as an Automation Engineer all over Australia then underground and in the end-to-end process plant in the remote desert as a Mining Control Systems Specialist. Boyd joined the International Space Station Flight Control Team eight years ago, certified as a Flight Operations Engineer for payload control and cross-certified in later years for crew operations and biomedical, serving in the European Space Agency’s Human Spaceflight and Robotic Exploration Directorate. Boyd’s projects have included ISS Mission Control, Soyuz launch, space food, desert analogues and CAPCOM for NEEMO. As a side project over the last five years, she helped create the new Australian Space Agency and serves on their Space Industry Leaders Forum.