We see a world in which all people have an opportunity to participate in the space industry on an equal footing, in accordance with their aptitude and ambitions.
We plan to contribute to this vision by making education and entrepreneurial support available to those who need it most.
In short, we want to democratize space. For space geeks like us, we would rather pass on the Federation than Elysium to the next generation, and we believe that outcome is best achieved when as many people as possible have the education and support required to participate in that effort.
SpaceBase was founded in 2016 by Emeline Paat-Dahlstrom and Eric Dahlstrom. In 2017, Rich Bodo signed on, the team joined the first cohort of the Edmund Hillary Fellowship, and SpaceBase Limited was founded.
When we established SpaceBase, we didn't see an idea legal structure out there for it. We legally formed SpaceBase as an LLC, but we run it as an impact organization. Our success is not measured as profit. We will be releasing our mission statement and reporting metrics in 2018.
Today we are collaborating with the space community in New Zealand to:
- Build our directory system. This will allow us, together, to take an inventory of where we are, connect with one another, collect feedback, and plan out our next steps.
- Establish educational programs that we can iterate on and improve. The New Zealand Space Challenge is an example of that. We are active in promoting relevant gatherings and activities countrywide.
We will release our 2018 roadmap shortly, describing our next collaborations.
We would love to write more, but, honestly, there is a lot of work to do. Reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We're looking forward to hearing from you.