Christchurch Space Meet Up

A diverse line up of speakers at the Christchurch Space Meet Up talking about current local aerospace activity and setting a future vision for ‘Spaceport Christchurch’.

Christchurch Space Meet Up


A busy Techweek talking at the Extreme Environments day (below with entrepreneur Grant Ryan), attending the NZ Hi-Tech Awards and mentoring at the ActInSpace hackathon.

Extreme Environments

Kea Aerospace

Mark founded Kea Aerospace. The company is working on a range of aerospace projects and is a research partner with University of Canterbury.

Kea Aerospace

Entré Annual Awards Guest Speaker

Mark was the guest speaker at $85K Challenge 2016 Annual Awards Ceremony for Entré, a not-for-profit University of Canterbury company.

Spaceship “VSS Unity” Unveiled

Attended the unveiling ceremony for Virgin Galactic’s “VSS Unity” spaceship. The suborbital program is back on track with test flights commencing soon.


Carter Observatory Guest Speaker

Mark was a guest speaker at Carter Observatory’s Space and Back event in Wellington.

KiwiNet Guest Speaker

Mark was a guest speaker at a Kiwi Innovation Network event at Ilam House, Canterbury University.

SpaceShipTwo Tragic Test Flight

RIP Co-Pilot Mike Alsbury, your bravery will be remembered. An amazing survival feat by Pilot Peter Siebold. Our thoughts are with the families, friends and colleagues.

Mojave Facility Tour

Mark attended a tour of the facility at Mojave where SpaceShipTwo is being built and tested. In the evening there was a Virgin Galactic Party at the California Science Center in Los Angeles below the Endeavour space shuttle.Virgin Galactic Party 2013

SpaceShipTwo Powered Flight Milestone

The first rocket-powered flight of SpaceShipTwo puts Virgin Galactic on track to commence commercial flights in 2013. The 16 second engine burn propelled the vehicle to Mach 1.2 and an altitude of 56,000 feet above the Mojave Desert.

SpaceShipTwo Powered Flight


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