Alexander Layendecker, Ph.D., is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and served seven years as an Air Force space operations officer. During his time on active-duty he served as a space launch range control officer and instructor, a space tactics officer for the USAF Aggressors, and completed a tour of duty in Afghanistan. He completed a Masters in Public Health from the Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality in 2013, and a PhD in Human Sexuality in early 2016. His research focused on human sexuality and reproduction in off-Earth environments, and the data gaps that must be filled in the future in order to make long-term colonization of other worlds a viable possibility.
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