Space Nation - space for everyone

At the core of everything Space Nation does is the belief that space travel has the potential to transform the human race for the better.

This belief was born from the shared vision of two childhood friends, Mazdak Nassir and Kalle Vähä-Jaakkola, and their personal experiences. Mazdak, a refugee who grew up to become an award-winning filmmaker, saw the promise that space travel held as a dream that anyone on Earth, no matter their background, could one day aspire to.

Kalle grew up on a tiny farm, gazing at the stars night after night and wondering what lies beyond this world.

This is where our journey began. Since our founding in 2013 we’ve started to achieve maximum velocity. We’ve signed a collaboration agreement with NASA, broken crowdfunding records, and become the first ever space industry member to join the United Nations World Tourism Organization as an Affiliate Member.

What a ride it's been so far - and it’s only just beginning. Why not reach for the stars and join us?

Kalle Vähä-Jaakkola
Captain & Co-Founder

A leading expert on the new space era, Kalle has extensive leadership experience and a strong background in physics. He is a regular speaker at space industry events.

Mazdak Nassir
CCO & Co-Founder

A heavyweight visionary and an award-winning filmmaker, Mazdak is the creative engine of the operation.

Peter Vesterbacka
Space Nation Ambassador

A builder of global phenomena such as Angry Birds and Slush, one of the world's leading startup events, Peter is a giant in the fields of branding and marketing.

Katja Presnal
Chief Marketing Officer

An American Advertising Award -winning marketing strategist who has worked with multiple Fortune 100 brands.

Caitlin Burns
Executive Producer

A world leader in franchise storyworld development who has worked with creative visionaries and technological pioneers.

Stephan Reckie
Revenue Generator

A proven global executive with decades of stellar sales and sales management experience.

Bosse Lönnqvist
Chief Operating Officer

With over 20 years’ experience in the international tech arena, Bosse drives operational excellency across all projects.

Aurelia Lorents
Global Partner Manager

A driven doer and generator with a strong track record in international sales, marketing and PR.