In our newest edition of the FutureCast we talk to recovering politician Helgi Hrafn Gunnarsson. Helgi is a software developer and advisor to Space Iceland who successfully ran for parliament in 2013 and 2016 for the Icelandic Pirate Party. In this episode Bala and Helgi discuss his political career, Icelands role in the European Space Agency and the CASSINI Space Hackathon. Helgi will be a mentor in the CASSINI Space Hackathon: connecting the Arctic that takes place in Reykjavík University 5-7 November. For more information please visit