Editor, ArcticStartup Media / VSpace News
Valerie Vlasenko is a space journalist tackling the dilemma of popularising space. Founder of VSpace Media and a Space Journalist at ArcticStartup – Valerie has rich experience as an entrepreneur, a journalist, and a space lawyer. Today, she is launching VSpace Media, a publication devoted towards making space popular and accessible. Member of the Space Generation Advisory Council and with a strong background in Space Law, Valerie interviewed top names in the industry such as Peter Diamandis, Chairman & CEO of XPRIZE; Luca Parmitano, ESA astronaut; Beth Haley, MD for the European Space Agency at Concordia Station, Antarctica. She is also often sought after as a mentor to space-related startups and hackathons, such as the Tartu Garage48 Space Hackathon. Prior to starting VSpace Media and joining ArcticStartup – she co-founded two legal startups and served as a legal counsel in aviation with clients such as Boeing and Amadeus.