Emeline Paat-Dahlstrom

Co-Founder and CEO

“Space Enabler, Ecosystem Builder, and Impact instigator”

Emeline Paat-Dahlstrom

“I am trying to build a Star Trek Universe. Whether it happens within my lifetime is not the point. I want to be part of the movement that drives us there.”


Emeline is Co-Founder and CEO of SpaceBase, a social enterprise focused on democratizing space for everyone by co-creating space ecosystems in developing and emerging countries, starting with New Zealand. Emeline is also a Co-Founder of International Space Consultants, USA and is on the team of Ceres Robotics Inc. She joined the inaugural cohort of the Edmund Hillary Fellowship program in New Zealand in 2017. She was the former Chief Impact Officer and Executive VP of Operations at Singularity University (SU). She sits on the Board of Trustees for the 10th to the 9th Plus Foundation and is a member of the Associate Editorial Board for the New Space Journal. She is on the International Advisory Committe of the Alliance for Collaboration in the Exploration of Space, a member of the Space Industry Federation of Asia-Pacific, and is an Institute for Space Commerce Fellow.

Emeline has a BS in Physics from the University of the Philippines and a MS in Earth and Space Science from York University, Canada. She attended the International Space University (ISU) Space Studies Program in Strasbourg, France and subsequently worked for ISU helping develop its Masters of Space Studies program and running its summer space studies program. In commercial space development, she has worked and consulted for several startups including serving as Director of Program Development and Research, and Director of Operations for Space Adventures Ltd, a space tourism company sending private citizens to the International Space Station; and Odyssey Moon and Moon Express, which plan commercial transport to the Moon. She is an Advisor to companies like Extraterrestrial Power. Emeline is co-author of the book “Realizing Tomorrow: The Path to Private Space Flight”.


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