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NZ Space Challenge 2018 Briefing: Auckland

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GridAKL / John Lysaght

101 Pakenham Street West

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Overview of the Inaugural NZ Space Challenge and presentation of the general landscape of space opportunities for NZ today by SpaceBase co-founders Emeline Paat-Dahlstrom and Eric Dahlstrom. Invited Antarctic specialist with experience in Antarctica will also share their experience related to the Challenge problem statement and how it relates to future space missions.

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GridAKL is proud to be supporting the NZ Space Challenge as a regional partner.

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Emeline Paat Dahlstrom

Space entrepreneur, global change maker and aspiring exponential innovator. Emeline is a co-founder at SpaceBase, a social enterprise focused on democratising space for everyone by co-creating space ecosystems in emerging countries, starting with New Zealand.

Emeline is also on the faculty of Singularity University and a co-founder of International Space Consultants both based in California, USA. In 2017, she joined the inaugural cohort of the Edmund Hillary Fellowship program in New Zealand. She is an international traveller, adventure seeker, outdoor enthusiast, and aspiring environmentalist.

Originally from the Philippines, she has visited over 80 countries and territories, and has lived/worked in the Philippines, France, Switzerland, Canada, US, Spain, Sweden, Austria, China, and now New Zealand (Wellington).

Eric Dahlstrom

Eric Dahlstrom is a co-founder of SpaceBase and an Edmund Hillary Fellow with his wife Emeline. 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 the chair of Space Science at International Space University, having taught in ten countries.

Eric 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. He 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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