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Space recruitment with our sponsor HE Space

We are very excited to introduce you to one of our amazing partners, HE Space, who - without their sponsorship - 8Billionminds would not be where it is today.


Our sponsor - who is HE Space?

HE Space is a leading contracting company specialising in providing managed services and human resources to the international space sector since 1982. Their experience is deeply rooted in our first hand experience, from putting a man on the moon to participating in some of Europe’s biggest space projects - “We make astronauts.”

They employ space experts in the fields of engineering, science, operations, software development and administration and have been ranked the best supplier to the European Space Agency across a range of activity domains (such as Components Engineering, Business Management ad Controlling and Education). Their employees contribute towards every major European space programme - incredible!


Unique in space recruitment business

HE Space is passionate about people and passionate about space, and that really shows. A big focus of their company is to help individuals improve their professional and personal development as well as their work-life balance by offering first class HR support with a strong focus on opportunities to grow and develop. They are an active member of the worldwide space family and are constantly growing.

Being socially responsible is also very important to HE Space. In 2009 the HE Space children’s foundation was created ("to raise up an astronaut!’) which supports and implements education, health and welfare projects all over the world. Since inception it has run 72 projects in 36 countries, including allowing children in Guatemala access to education as well as students getting access to real space data from a Eumetcast receiving station. Amazing.

2022 sees the 40th anniversary of the company, which is being celebrated with a special agroforestry project, Trees 4 HE Space, which will help our planet stay green and support local farmers in South America and Africa. HE Space has also been awarded a multi-million Euro contract by ESA to deliver a new flagship climate coordination office.HE Space is also passionate about expanding women’s opportunities for leadership and increasing their visibility in the aerospace sector, which is why they co-founded Women in Aerospace Europe (WIA-E).

We are so proud to be supported by such an amazing company!


Supporting 8BM since 2020

Our founder, Sam Naef - a former NASA research scholar - has worked with HE Space in the past and they have always been supportive of our mission to create a new education system through our online learning platform, providing us with our first sponsorship back in 2020. Speaking about 8BM they said "It’s a hugely exciting project to provide global education that we are proud to support!”

HE Space have now extended their sponsorship with us to help us through to beta launch of our platform and we are incredibly thankful for their continued support to help bring 8BM into the world, especially during such an integral time in the 8BM project.  

"Thank you so much to HESpace, who have believed in our mission to create this new education system for the world. Our volunteers work tirelessly for free, but there are still many tech costs which HESpace have helped to cover. My experience in having a space career too has only cemented the general feeling that HESpace is the best space recruiting agency out there! Thank you so much for supporting 8Billionminds!" - A message from Sam Naef, 8Billionminds founder 


Check them out for yourself!

If you would like to find out more about what HE Space does, visit their website. You can also see regular updates and news items on their LinkedIn page.

Have you got the necessary skills to help out the space community? View current vacancies HE Space have available across Europe here!