The Space Craft symposium was a one-day event featuring topics related to both factual and fictional aspects of human living in space. It is part of an undergraduate interior design course organised by the Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture at the Kingston University, United Kingdom. The space design course is a creation of Daniele Bedini, space architect working for ESA. It includes lectures, workshops and a interior design project which challenges its students to design and develop a new spatial experience on board the Node 3 of the International Space Station. SATC vice chair David Wong was invited to give a talk about space architecture at the symposium.
More information about the symposium and the undergraduate course can be found here.
A. Scott Howe from JPL presented a talk about space architecture at the short course “Using In-Situ Resources for 3D Additive Construction in Space” (Keck institute for Space Studies, Caltech – August 24, 2015).
SpaceArchitect.org has also made an interview with Dr. Howe about his works and aspirations on being a space architect – the interview can be found here.
The video of the talk can be found on YouTube here.
Prof. David Akin has been presented the “Certificate of Merit” during the AIAA SPACE Forum 2015 for winning the Space Architecture Technical Committee (SATC) Best Paper Award 2014.
SATC Best Paper 2014 – Winner:
Akin, David L.; McBryan, Katherine; Limparis, Nicholas; D’Amore, Nicholas; Carlsen, Christopher (2014 July). Habitat Design and Assessment at Varying Gravity Levels (ICES-2014-264)
SATC Best Paper 2014 – Runner-up:
Doule, Ondřej; Imhof, Barbara; Hoheneder, Waltraut; Ransom, Stephen; Waclavicek, René; Kull, Priit; Aabloo, Alvo; Weiss, Peter; Taillebot, Virginie; Gardette, Bernard; Gobert, Thibaud; Gancet, Jeremi; Letier, Pierre; Rodriguez, Gonzalo; Salini, Joseph; Nelson, Joshua; Welch, Chris; Gajdoš, Petr; Ševčík, David (2014 August). Self-Deployable Habitat for Extreme Environments – Universal Platform for Analog Research (AIAA 2014-4195).
The 65th International Astronautical Congress (IAC) convened in Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 29-3 October 2014. SATC members Barbara Imhof, Jackelynne Silva, Olga Bannova and SATC Alumni Susmita Mohanty co-chaired the two Space Architecture sessions at the congress. In total eleven papers were accepted and presented and both sessions were fairly well attended in overall. A more detailed report can be found here.
The AIAA Space and Astronautics Forum and Exposition (AIAA SPACE) convened in Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego, California, USA, 4-7 August 2014. SATC member Jackelynne Silva-Martinez chaired this years’ Space Architecture sessions (RSA1 & RSA4). In total nine papers and one poster were accepted and presented and the sessions were well attended. A more detailed report is available for download here.
SATC has also prepared a powerpoint presentation giving an introductory overview about the committee and its members’ works and activities. The presentation is available for download here.
The 44th International Conference on Environmental Systems (ICES) convened in Tuscon, Arizona, USA, 13-17 July 2014. Although SATC did not solicit attendance to this event this year, former SATC chair Theodore Hall had agreed to continue to organize and chaired the Space Architecture session (ICES 502A) by the request of the ICES Steering Committee. In total three papers were accepted and presented and the sessions were well attended. A more detailed report is available for download here. Photos by Ted Hall.
On April 30th, Mr. Brent Sherwood was invited to his alma mater by the Yale Undergraduate Aerospace Association (YUAA) as Traphagen fellow. Besides meeting with members of the club, he delivered a talk to the broader Yale community about his studies at Yale, career at Boeing and NASA and vision of development of space.
further details can be found on the YUAA website here.
Photo report by Ondrej Doule, including space architecture session led by Olga Bannova and David Wong.