SpaceBase Podcast

From Aerospace Apprenticeship to Entertainment from the Edge of Space: An Interview with Mekdim Tesfaye

April 17, 2023 Emeline Paat-Dahlstrom Episode 51
SpaceBase Podcast
From Aerospace Apprenticeship to Entertainment from the Edge of Space: An Interview with Mekdim Tesfaye
Show Notes

An interview with Mekdim Tesfaye, founder and CEO of Oasis Orbital Systems, an aerospace startup based in Christchurch focusing on development of an innovative orbital live streaming platform. He is also a marketing specialist for Aerospace New Zealand.

Mekdim has a Bachelors of Commerce from the University of Canterbury, and a level 3 Certificate in Astronautical and Aeronautical Engineering from the Air New Zealand Aviation Institute.

Today we’ll talk to him about his journey into the space industry through combining his aeronautical and business experience, as well as his vision for virtual space tourism through Oasis Orbital.

Resources
Sample video of Orbital Oasis baloon flight:

The Diary of a CEO by Steven Bartlett
Zero to One by Peter Thiele
Elon Musk by Ashlee Vance

Aerosopace New Zealand
Aerospace Summit 2023
Startme Up Mentorship Programme (applications for this year closing in April 2023)

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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