About Us

Who we are


“Fostering innovation and connecting new skills with the space industry”

It is the mission of R&R Space Ltd to push the boundaries of space technology and innovation by engaging people and ideas. We achieve this through new and exciting concept events and training.

It is our aim to inspire a new wave of entrepreneurs and space explorers by unlocking their potential and linking them with new skills to build the future of space.

R&R Space is founded by two space enthusiasts and aspiring entrepreneurs, Ryan Laird and Ryan Bradley-Evans who share a common vision of humanity’s place in space.

Our Vision

We believe that humanity’s future lies in space. But that future will only come to pass with the collaboration of different industries, all bringing together people with different ideas, strengths, interests and cultural backgrounds. We want to prepare for our future in space by training new skills, connecting different industries, making lasting connections, and increasing public awareness and interest.

Our Values

  • Community and collaboration: We seek to ensure a safe and welcoming environment at all our events, enabling personal growth, leading to partnerships and the development of lasting relationships.
  • Diversity: We know it takes people with different ideas, strengths, interests and cultural backgrounds to achieve greatness.  We are strong believers that successful innovation comes from a mix of skillsets and backgrounds,
  • Equal opportunities and inclusivity: Our events will seek to be inclusive of gender, sexual orientation, disability, race and religion. We have a zero tolerance approach to harassment in any form at our events.
  • Sharing skills and cultivating new ideas: We believe that in order to prepare for humanity’s future in space, we need to bring together different skill sets and interests, connecting people from different industries and backgrounds.
  • Environmental sustainability: We share a concern for our environment and the world around us. We seek to use recyclable or compostable materials as much as we can at our events.

Meet the Team

Ryan Bradley-Evans

Ryan Bradley-Evans Founder

Ryan Bradley-Evans is a recent MPhys graduate of the University of Leicester working in the software engineering sector as his day job. He has previous directorship experience from his work with Leicester Hackspace and continues to hold ties to the maker community. He also has experience with public speaking, managing events and conducting science outreach.

Ryan Laird

Ryan Laird Founder

Ryan Laird is also an MPhys graduate of the University of Leicester whose professional career spans the UK, Germany, Austria, France and the Netherlands, where he has worked to promote astronomy and space sciences at every level. He currently works as a freelance editorial consultant for the space industry where he regularly engages with the space start-up community.