Habitat

RETURNING ASTRONAUTS TO THE MOON: LOCKHEED MARTIN FINALIZES FULL-SCALE CISLUNAR HABITAT PROTOTYPE

For long-duration, deep space missions, astronauts will need a highly efficient and reconfigurable space, and Lockheed Martin is researching and designing ways to support those missions. Under a public-private partnership as a part of NASA’s Next Space Technologies for Exploration Partnerships (NextSTEP) Phase II study contract, Lockheed Martin has completed the initial ground prototype for […]

ORION SPAN LAUNCHES AURORA STATION CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN

Orion Span, the innovative space tourism company designing a luxury space hotel, has announced an unprecedented crowdfunding campaign. Investors interested in the space tourism race – and those who were captivated by news of Aurora Station’s launch earlier this year – can now become investors in the project. The campaign is live on SeedInvest, a […]

ORIGAMI OPENS UP SMART OPTIONS FOR ARCHITECTURE ON THE MOON AND MARS

Origami and high-performance textiles are transforming architecture plans for smart human habitats and research stations on the Moon and Mars. Initial field tests of the MoonMars project’s origami prototype were presented at the European Planetary Science Congress (EPSC) 2018 in Berlin by Dr. Anna Sitnikova. MoonMars is a collaboration between the International Lunar Exploration Working […]

NASA OFFERS MONEY FOR WINNING 3D-PRINTED HABITAT IDEAS

NASA is offering $1.1 million in prize money in Phase 2 of the 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge for new ways to build houses where future space explorers can live and work. The three-part competition asks citizen inventors to use readily available and recyclable materials for the raw material to print habitats. Phase 2 focuses on the […]

BIGELOW EXPANDABLE SPACE HABITAT INSTALLED AT ISS

The Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) was installed to the International Space Station Saturday. This is the first expandable habitat to be tested in space. At the time of installation, the space station was flying over the Southern Pacific Ocean. BEAM is an experimental module made by Bigelow Aerospace of Las Vegas, which can dock […]

NASA LAYS THE GROUNDWORK FOR HOMESTEADING IN SPACE

When moving from one city to another, people rarely bring their house with them — they just rent, buy or build a new one. Astronauts don’t have the luxury of a realtor on other planets, or even a hardware store in space. They generally bring everything they might need on their journey, no matter how […]

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