Company

Space Nation started as the childhood dream of Kalle Vähä-Jaakkola, a pig farmer’s son from a tiny village in Finland. He’s now the CEO of Space Nation. For him, it’s always been obvious that humankind was going to space. Fast forward to 2010 - Kalle meets Mazdak Nassir, a film director who later became the cofounder of Space Nation. Space has captivated Mazdak since childhood - he’s always wanted to know what’s up there.

Since its founding in 2013, Space Nation has broken crowdfunding records, acquired a lab space on the International Space Station (ISS) and become the first space member of the United Nation’s World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).
Mazdak Nassir

Mazdak Nassir
CCO & Co-Founder

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

mazdak@spacenation.org

Kalle Vähä-Jaakkola

Kalle Vähä-Jaakkola
CEO & Co-Founder

A lover of space and a physicist with the dream that started it all, Kalle has extensive experience in leadership and management, and an incredible amount of knowledge about space.

kalle@spacenation.org

Janiina Ojanen

Janiina Ojanen
Director of Marketing and Communications

A passionate phenomenon builder with a strategic grip, Janiina is always challenging herself, and she brings the best out in others, too.

janiina@spacenation.org

+358 40 567 3344

Annette Kauppinen

Annette Kauppinen
CSO & Partner

An international sales veteran and a global brand builder, Annette is always thinking big and is passionate about lifelong learning.

annette@spacenation.org

+358 40 5566 537