Welcome to the KiwiSpace Foundation.
We are committed to helping ignite a vibrant New Zealand space industry and education framework.
The foundation was founded in April 2010, by a group of enthusiastic rocketeers and space advocates - and is currently in its startup and discovery phase.
This website explains what we hope to do, and to highlight the plethora of space-related activities already in existence in NZ. Sections of this site are still under development as we commence our public outreach, so please bear with us - and help spread the word to anyone who has an interested in spaceflight.
Check out the links on the right for more information
Ultimately the success of KiwiSpace comes down to the contribution of members - so we need your help. Most of all during this discovery phase - we want to find out what's going on, that we don't know about! The initial committee quickly discovered that there was a lot more going on around New Zealand than we realised - but we're certain there are a lot more Kiwis out there working deep-in or on the fringe of space enterprise.
Do you know of any Kiwis (in NZ or abroad, dead or alive) who:
- Works for an aerospace company?
- Are currently working on space-related research, projects or products?
- Is damn keen to help kickstart the NZ Space Race, and would like to join the KiwiSpace team?
- Is involved (or is keen to be involved) with Space education - at any level?
In addition to these specific areas we're trying to research, who we're ultimately after is you – a space enthusiast who took the time to take a look at this site. If the activities and vision of the KiwiSpace is for you, then register your interest!. We're still in the early stages of getting going, but have a committee that is meeting regularly to discuss the direction and next steps - and hope to have some public displays, conferences or meetings in the not too distant future.