Dr. Alexander Layendecker is a United States Air Force Academy graduate and served seven years as an Air Force space operations officer. He previously 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 Master of Public Health from the Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality in 2013, and a PhD in Human Sexuality in early 2016. Dr. Layendecker’s research focused on human sexuality and reproduction in off-Earth environments, and the research gaps that must be filled in the future in order to make long-term human settlement of other worlds a viable possibility. He currently serves as a combat search and rescue pilot in the USAF Reserve.
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