SpaceBase Podcast

On Personal Spaceflights, Founding Aerospace Companies, and Catalysing Innovation in the NZ Aerospace Industry: An Interview with Mark Rocket

December 17, 2021 Emeline Paat-Dahlstrom Episode 35
SpaceBase Podcast
On Personal Spaceflights, Founding Aerospace Companies, and Catalysing Innovation in the NZ Aerospace Industry: An Interview with Mark Rocket
Show Notes

An interview with Mark Rocket, founder and CEO of KEA Aerospace, developing a solar-powered, unmanned aircraft that will fly continuously in the stratosphere for months at a time to collect frequent high-resolution aerial images. Mark was also a co-founder of Rocket Lab, and the President of Aerospace Christchurch, a group of individuals and organisations that want to grow the economic wealth and aerospace capability of Christchurch.

Mark is the very first kiwi to hold a suborbital flight ticket on Virgin Galactic and is just waiting for his turn to fly in space.  

 In this interview, we are going to ask him about his journey from software guru to one of the most prominent space innovators in New Zealand.

Resources:
Kea Aerospace
Aerospace Christchurch

Upcoming events:
New Zealand Aerospace Summit 2022

Hosted by: Emeline Paat-Dahlstrom, Co-Founder and CEO, SpaceBase
Music: reCreation by airtone (c) copyright 2019 Licensed under a Creative Commons (3.0)

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