Democratizing Access to Space: Co-creating a Space Industry in Aotearoa for Future Space Exploration
Democratizing Access to Space: Co-creating a Space Industry in Aotearoa for Future Space ExplorationAn overview of the state of NZ space industry today and why it’s the best place to prototype a sustainable space ecosystem. Speaker wiill also explore the opportunities for new space markets and jobs for future human space missions into the solar system.Emeline Paat–DahlstromCo-Founder, SpaceBaseEmeline Paat–Dahlstrom is a space entrepreneur. Originally from the Philippines, she’s spent nearly 30 years building space and technology educational ecosystems around the world, including International Space University and serving as the Executive Vice President for Operations, and the Chief Impact Officer for Singularity University. Emeline has also worked for space startup companies such as Space Adventures, the first space tourism company to send private citizens to the International Space Station. She is the co-author of the book Realizing Tomorrow: The Path to Private Spaceflight.
As a Fellow of the Edmund Hillary Fellowship, Emeline now has her sights set on New Zealand, moving here last year from Silicon Valley to co-found SpaceBase, a networking and funding platform focused on creating a sustainable space ecosystem in Aotearoa, and initiating the first nationwide New Zealand Space Challenge.