Space Nation has its roots in the childhood aspirations of two friends, Mazdak Nassir and Kalle Vähä-Jaakkola. Mazdak, a refugee who grew up to become an award-winning film director, and Kalle, a farmer’s son from a tiny village in Finland, co-founded Space Nation in 2013. Their mutual love for space and a shared vision of the future of humanity created a bond between the two.

Since its founding, the Space Nation family has grown on all continents. Space Nation has broken crowdfunding records, acquired lab space on the International Space Station (ISS) and become the first space industry member of the United Nation’s World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).

What a ride it's been so far - and the journey's only just beginning.

Kalle Vähä-Jaakkola
CEO & Co-Founder

A lover of space and a physicist, Kalle has extensive experience in leadership and management, and an incredible amount of knowledge about the stars.

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.