The Lady Rocket Foundation aims to bring more attention to the flourishing topic of our space endeavors and show that it shouldn't be exclusive just to a group of billionaires, a few governments, and those who are already embedded into the industry. Space needs to be presented in a more appealing, inclusive, relatable, and human way as an inspiring topic, a source of provoking questions, and the future of all of us. She believes that it’s important we engage more and more people into the world of space, grow the global community of space enthusiasts, and better show how exciting this monumental part of the global economy truly is. The Lady Rocket Foundation set out with the goal to redefine the space industry, build new space not just as an area of expertise but a new, exciting frontier with benefits for all of humanity. Eva believes that we need to make sure that we build the space industry on the principles of sharing knowledge, excitement, and establishing better, equal access to space and the economic opportunity it provides.
Lady Rocket works to solve many of the issues she, herself, has faced as a female, immigrant, Space entrepreneur. The struggle of lack of access and funding vehicles for entrepreneurs and visionaries such as herself are not walls that most can break down like she has been able to do. Whether it is directly working with youth through the Lady Rocket Foundation, or building the solutions needed to humanize and enable global and open access to space through Copernic Space, Lady Rocket invests herself into progressing the possibilities of space both on the ground and through technology.
The origins of the Lady Rocket Foundation formally reach back to 2015 when Eva Blaisdell actively began working with entrepreneurs and the local community of the city of Lompoc, located around the Vandenberg Air Force Base. Along with local support, she won the bid to create The California Space Center and continued to grow her endeavors by establishing the Lady Rocket Foundation. Eva envisioned it to be a great way to share knowledge about the space industry with kids and students both locally and internationally. She aims to inspire about the topic of space exploration by approaching it differently - emphasizing how exciting and intriguing it is, reaching out to people less well-acquainted with space, showcasing the beauty of space art, music, and culture, sharing knowledge, and building the global network of space enthusiasts. Her goal is to popularize the subject, educate, inspire, make it so that anyone who dreams of it, given enough work and courage, can find a place in the space industry, become an astronaut.