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engineer , mathematician , Remote Sensing , physical oceanography, underwater acoustics, remote sensing, applied mathematics, space oceanography, marine biology, meteorology, and ocean engineering. , underwater acoustics , space oceanography , marine biology , meteorology , ocean engineering

Dr Paul Scully-Power is a leader in applied technology, an innovator and corporate strategist, and is Australia’s first astronaut having flown aboard Challenger on the 13th mission of the Space Shuttle. He is the former Chief Technology Officer of the Tenix Group, Australia’s largest defence & technology contractor.


He attended schools in London

He graduated, bachelor of science degree, honors, post graduate diploma of education, honors in applied mathematics


His space flight experience include STS-41-G Challenger (October 5–13, 1984) was launched from and returned to land at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida. STS-41-G was the first mission with a 7-person crew, and the first to demonstrate American orbital fuel transfer. During the 8-day flight, the crew deployed the Earth Radiation Budget Satellite, conducted scientific observations of the earth with the OSTA-3 pallet and Large Format Camera, and demonstrated potential satellite refueling with an EVA and associated hydrazine transfer. At mission conclusion, Scully-Power had traveled over 3.4 million miles in 133 Earth orbits, and logged over 197 hours in space.


  • past Chairman of the Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority (the federal regulator),


  • Other Interests

    squash and racket ball, sailing, and reading.