Gautam Hariharan, is an entrepreneur involved in cutting edge technology projects in the area of Space, Aviation, Maritime applications, Satellite communication and Defense R&D for the past several years. As a Director of Grintex, he is currently involved in India's Space Based Augmentation System (SBAS) Program and other cutting edge Aerospace & Defense technologies. Gautam has been associated with world leaders in aerospace technology viz. Thales, Raytheon, SAAB etc for the past several years.
"As a child, watching the rockets being launched from the ISRO center in my hometown, Trivandrum in India, I always dreamt of a human settlement beyond our planet earth. To accept the role of an Advisor in Mars-One, the only one of its kind human space settlement program, is like a dream come true."