Eric Dahlstrom

Co-Founder and CTO

Eric Dahlstrom
Eric Dahlstrom is a co-founder and CTO of SpaceBase, a social enterprise focused on democratizing space for everyone by co-creating space ecosystems in emerging countries, starting with New Zealand. In 2017, he joined the inaugural cohort of the Edmund Hillary Fellowship program in New Zealand. Mr. Eric Dahlstrom is co-founder of International Space Consultants, consulting on projects involving spacecraft design, space science, and space business.

Eric is a space engineer, astronomer, and consultant who has worked on spacecraft design and space science for 35 years, both for NASA and the commercial space industry. He studied physics, astronomy, and space systems engineering and is currently on the faculty of International Space University, having taught in ten countries.

Mr. Dahlstrom worked on the design of the International Space Station including the Russian interface. He co-authored NASA’s “Lessons Learned from Challenger” report and the risk of Shuttle accidents. Mr. Dahlstrom has supported a dozen entrepreneurial space companies, served as project manager for commercial lunar spacecraft and payloads, and managed team projects at Singularity University. He is a planetary sciences mentor for the NASA Frontier Development Lab, applying artificial intelligence to the hazard of asteroid impact.


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