A movement, a philosophy, a universal community creating transformational astronaut adventures

Leaders of the space industry

To offer the best possible experiences Space Nation has built tight relationships with other leaders of the space industry. We have partnerships with other industry pioneers such as NASA and Axiom Space, a company that is building the first commercial space station and orbiting hotel.

Space Nation is the world’s first space travel company to become a member of the UNWTO (United Nations World Tourism Organization), a pioneer in terrestrial space tourism and the first one to offer terrestrial astronaut expeditions for everyone.

Your Fellow Pioneers, Adventurers, Dreamers

Space Nation is founded by Mazdak Nassir, an Iranian refugee and award-winning film director and Kalle Vaha-Jaakkola, a farmer’s son from Finland, who dreamt of space as far as his earliest memories go. Together with Hjörtur Smárason, an anthropologist and expedition leader from Iceland, Stephan Reckie, an Armenian-Russian-American space angel investor and Gregory “Box” Johnson, a former NASA astronaut and pilot on the last flight of the Space Shuttle Endeavour, they form the leadership team of Space Nation.

Mission Control

Kalle Vaha-Jaakkola

Los Angeles

Captain & Co-founder

A former Finnish special forces military trainer and private sector educator with a love for humanity and an eye for space. Cool headed with unstoppable resilience toward the vision of settling humanity in space to lift human consciousness for global citizenship, stewardship of the Earth and to spread life to the Universe.

Hjörtur Smárason

Copenhagen

Chief Communications & Missions Officer

An award winning brand strategist and nation branding specialist. Advisor to governments on branding and communication strategies and crisis management. Advisor on tourism development and product development for the travel industry. Experienced expedition leader and a keen storyteller with worldwide media relations.

Mazdak Nassir

Helsinki

Chief Creative Officer & Co-founder

Heavyweight visionary and award winning filmmaker. Creative engine of the Astronaut Adventures. Mazdak is a resilient advocate of global citizenship and the importance of science.

Gregory H. “Box” Johnson

Houston

Chief Space Officer

Last NASA astronaut pilot of the Space Shuttle Endeavour and veteran of missions STS-123 and STS-134. Former President and Executive Director of NASA’s Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), manager of the US Lab on the International Space Station.

Stephan Reckie

Denver

Universal Sales Director & Investor

Global sales and business development executive. Executive Director of GEN Space, a universal network of Space entrepreneurial ecosystems.

Kirk Ludwick

Denver

General Counsel

An attorney with 35+ years of transactional experience focused on business entity formation and structures, business sales and acquisitions, business strategies, and negotiations of large complex commercial and financial transactions both domestically and internationally.

Contact Us

Space Nation is registered in Denver, Colorado. For any further information please contact info@spacenation.org.

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