SpaceArchitect.org provides an inclusive global network that promotes research and dialogue about human living in space: Space Architecture. SpaceArchitect.org maintains a bibliography and open archive of space-architecture papers and articles here; maintains the online brochure “How to become a Space Architect?“, a first-line FAQ for those interested in the field; and organizes periodic space architecture symposia to bring students and enthusiasts together with professionals. Stay current and like us onFacebook.
SATC (Space Architecture Technical Committee) is a professional organization. Comprising an international network of professionals, it is one of many AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics) technical committees. It promotes development of the professional field of space architecture, including practice standards and other interfaces between aerospace engineering, architecture and industrial design disciplines. Members are formally nominated and accepted, and must be current members of the AIAA.
SpaceArchitect.org and SATC partner each year to organize sessions about space architecture at three major professional conferences:
Space Architecture is the theory and practice of designing and building inhabited environments in outer space (it encompasses architectural design of living and working environments in space related facilities, habitats, and vehicles). These environments include, but are not limited to: space vehicles, stations, habitats and lunar, planetary bases and infrastructures; and earth based control, experiment, launch, logistics, payload, simulation and test facilities. Earth analogs to space applications may include Antarctic, airborne, desert, high altitude, underground, undersea environments and closed ecological systems. Designing these forms of architecture presents a particular challenge to ensure and support safety, sustainability, habitability, reliability, and crew efficiency, productivity and comfort in the context of extreme environments.
(For a more detailed set of definitions and guiding principles about space architecture please refer to the “Millennium Charter manifesto” on the spacearchitect.org website.)
Whether you are an architect or industrial designer working in aerospace and seeking information, a student looking for inspiration and ideas or someone just wanting to find out more about the activities of SpaceArchitect.org or the SATC, we invite you to explore this website. You are welcome to contact us with any questions.
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Valentina Sumini, Italian Space Architect, SpaceArchitect.org member and former Postdoctoral researcher at MIT, present the first Space Architecture course at PoliMi (Politecnico of Milan) starting this fall.
Madhu Thangavelu, Barbara Imhof Olga Bannova, Anastasia Prosina, Melodie Yashar, Marc M. Cohen, Barbara Belvisi, Brand Griffin, Jeffrey Montes, Scott Howe, Kriss Kenney
AIAA LA LV Space Architecture Gathering event 2020
August 22nd, 2020, 10 AM
Please join us and meet with and listen to the leaders and practitioners in Space Architecture. The theme will relate to human space activity in general and human lunar activity in particular, including but not limited to NASA's Artemis project and Artemis Accords.
The Artemis Lunar Program will offer new opportunities for advances in architecture, commercialization, design, engineering, exploration, habitation, ISRU, operations, and science at the Gateway Station, in cis-lunar space, on the lunar lander, on the surface of the Moon, and perhaps beneath the surface.
Moon-shot: Woman on the Moon
Solo Show by Helen Schell
Norfolk Street Arts, Sunderland is pleased to be presenting the work of Helen Schell. We set up our organisation with the core mission to promote regional artists giving them opportunities to show their cultural practices in the city where they work and live. We are collaborating with the artist and ‘Art Matters Now’ to produce our ﬁrst ever virtual exhibition expanding work into new frontiers; it is only ﬁtting that our organisation explores a new frontier with Helen Schell’s practice which unites art and space science.
Virtual Exhibition Tour - https://poly.google.com/view/bQBmXFplS4K
‘The Human Spaceship – I believe art and science must collaborate for humanity to fully understand that we live in a space-faring society and are witnessing the most astounding change in ‘being-human’ through space exploration in the 21st century.’ Helen Schell.
NASA recently announced they are sending the first woman to the Moon in 2024. Helen Schell predicted this mission through her project ‘Moon-shot: Woman on the Moon’, which began in 2011. In 2019, her space themed art work won the Sir Arthur C Clarke Award for Outreach. The artworks on show include paintings, drawings and a Smart Materials costume which employ multiple optical illusions expressing altered gravity conditions. To develop ‘The Human Spaceship’ project she met lead scientists from NASA’s Human Spaceflight Program at Johnson Space Center (Artemis Mission), Rice Space Institute (guest artist), and Lunar & Planetary Institute in Houston, USA 2019.
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