About SpaceBase

The SpaceBase Team at NASA Ames Research Center

Our Vision

We see a world in which all people have 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 everyone.  We believe that outcome is best achieved when as many people as possible have the education and support required to participate in that effort.


The SpaceBase Team

Emeline Paat-Dahlstrom

Co-Founder and Director

Eric Dahlstrom

Co-Founder and Director

Rich Bodo

Co-Founder and Advisor


SpaceBase Patrons


Greenlight Ventures
Greenlight Ventures


Our History

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.  See our Impact Report Highlights.


Today we are collaborating with the space community in New Zealand to:

  • Establish educational programs that we can iterate on and improve.  The New Zealand Space and Aerospace Challenges are examples of this.  We are active in promoting relevant gatherings and activities countrywide.
  • Help advise and mentor government agencies, startups and entrepreneurs to promote and catatlyze the growing aerospace industry through space related projects and businesses
  • Build our directory system of organizations, events, and resources.  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. 


Building on our lessons learned, and experience for the past two years, we have open sourced our software and created guidebooks to share and replicate to other developing and emerging countries interested in catalyzing their own space industry around the globe.  If you share our values and vision, we'd love to hear from you.  Reach us at feedback@spacebase.co