Dr. Michael Waltemathe

Dr. Michael Waltemathe currently is a visiting professor in religious education at the Faculty of Humanitie sand Theology at Technical University Dortmund in Germany.

Michael is also the Co-Principal Investigator for Interstellar Exploration and Society at the Interdisciplinary Center for Interstellar Exploration at the University of California at Santa Barbara.He serves as an officer of the Astrosociology Research Institute and is a founding board member of IASGAR, the International Academy for the Study of Gaming and Religion.

Michael is researching the connections between Religion and Space-Exploration in the history of spaceflight as well as in historic and contemporary theological, philosophical, and ethical thought.

His current projects include ‘Science and Technology Awareness in humanities education’ and a project on Humanoid Robots as crew members in Space-Analog Missions.