session 3

Title

Space Architecture: Exploration and Tourism

Description

Space exploration, as we know it, used to be the forte of government space agencies. But that is set to change forever, in part because of the changing economic reality and in part due to the entry of new private players vying to provide both private tourists and a paying government customer, rides on their spaceships. Take Bigelow, or Space-X, or Virgin Galactic, or any of those new companies out there that have injected new life, even enthusiasm into the words EXPLORATION and TOURISM. These companies are developing a whole new generation of rockets, habitable modules, cargo ferries and suborbital space planes. As the Shuttle gets ready to retire, it will see a new genre of human and cargo crafts that will take over and steer the world into a new era in space exploration. It is in this context that the role of Space Architecture and Design assumes greater meaning and significance. More than anybody else, it will be the private space tourists that will force the tourism companies to hire the brightest and the best in the business of architecture and design. Unlike the astronauts, they have every right to be fussy and can and will complain if the ride is a bad one. This will put habitability and human factors, even style, on top of the design agenda, on par with safety and survivability. Even human planetary exploration will be changed forever by this transition. Many of the products and services required by government missions and crews on the surface of the Moon - and for testing activities in Earth orbit - need not be developed by traditional government aerospace contracts. Re-supply of fuel, food, and other consumables, equipment maintenance, and other services could well be provided by companies or other nations whose offerings cross over to commercial customers as well. This session aims to provide a platform to present designs that will shape the look of future spacecraft that will lead us into a new age in exploration and tourism.

Date

2010-09-29

Time

10:15

Room

Forum

IPC members
papers

Order

Presentation status

Mode

Paper title

Speaker

Affiliation

Country

1

confirmed

15

RAMA - ROVER FOR ADVANCED MISSION APPLICATIONS

Dr. Anna Barbara Imhof

Liquifer Systems Group (LSG)

Austria

2

confirmed

15

Comparing Future Options for Human Space Flight

Mr. Brent Sherwood

Caltech/JPL

United States

3

confirmed

15

Space Tourism: The Market Beyond Earth's Orbit

Mr. Jay Gullish

Futron Corporation

United States

4

confirmed

15

The Design of Intimate Spaces – A Case Study in the Cabin Interior Design for the XP Spaceplane

Mr. Charles Lauer

Rocketplane Global, Inc.

United States

5

confirmed

15

Project Enterprise Interior

Mr. Andreas Vogler

Architecture and Vision

Germany

6

confirmed

15

Astrium suborbital spaceplane cabin innovative design

Mr. Hugues Laporte-Weywada

EADS Astrium

France

7

confirmed

15

Omicron Space Habitat

Dr. Ondrej Doule

Space Innovations, v.o.s.

United States

8

15

Innovations In Orbit: Bigelow Aeropsace's Architecture and Plans for LEO and Beyond

Mr. Michael Gold

Bigelow Aerospace

United States

9

confirmed

15

The Galactic Suite Spaceresort

Mr. Marc Zaballa Camprubi

Galactic Suite SL

Spain

10

15

Innovative Design Interiors for Space Tourism: Galley and Hygiene Facilities

Mr. Taseer Ahmad

University of Kent at Canterbury

United Kingdom

11

confirmed

15

DAYS OF FUTURE PAST: FILM VISIONS OF SPACE EXPLORATION, COMMERCIALIZATION AND TOURISM

Mr. Robert K. Weiss

X PRIZE Foundation

United States