Born in Hong Kong in 1949 and educated in Bangkok, England and Scotland, Alistair Scott joined Hawker Siddeley Aviation at Hatfield as an Undergraduate Apprentice in 1967. Gaining an Aeronautical Engineering degree from Bristol University, he worked in Design and Sales Engineering on the Trident, HS125, Airbus and HS146 aircraft, operating mainly in Europe and Africa. In 1978 he joined British Aerospace in Stevenage as Marketing Manager, Defence Systems, Middle East and North Africa, and, after a spell as PA to the Deputy Chief Executive of British Aerospace, he moved over to BAE Space Systems in 1984 as Marketing Manager, Communications Satellites, spending much of his time in the Middle East and Australasia. On the formation of Astrium in May 2000, he was appointed Director of Communications and is now Adviser (UK) PR & Communications, EADS Astrium where many of the world’s largest communications and TV satellites are designed and built alongside spacecraft destined for Mars, Venus and Mercury. Alistair is a Vice-President of the British Interplanetary Society and a Member of the Royal Aeronautical Society His hobbies include military vehicles, vintage cars, sailing and cartooning and he was also a Major in the Territorial Army. He is married with two grown up children.