Sasakawa International Center for Space Architecture - SICSA

Sasakawa International Center for Space Architecture - SICSA

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Hello future fellow colleagues!

I was accepted into SICSA's Master in Space Architecture and will start classes in Spring 2019.
I am very excited to be a part of SICSA family and for all the learning opportunities and experiences to come.

I would be grateful if anyone can guide me and help me answer few questions I have with regards to the program, school, enrollment, transition, workload, work opportunities while studying, etc, ... :)

PM me if You're interested to bestow some wisdom upon me.

Thank you all!

Cheers,
Tara
Do you have an idea for a space project? Now you might actually build it!

SICSA brings more than 30 years of internationally recognized experience in habitat research, planning and design for space and extreme terrestrial environments.

The Sasakawa International Center for Space Architecture (SICSA) is a research and design organization within the University of Houston’s Gerald D. Hines College of Architectures. Such settings share many urgent problems and issues. They typically impose logistic transport challenges for people, equipment and supplies; present severe facility construction and operational constraints; demand carefu

09/12/2021

The Space Architecture exhibition is open at the Tsiolkovski Museum of Cosmonautics in Kaluga, Russian Federation. SICSA and MARCHI student work featured there along with the winners of the design contest “Handshake in Space”. The contest and exhibition are part of the grant sponsored by the US embassy in Moscow. Музей космонавтики в Калуге
You can visit exhibition submissions here: https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://gmik.ru/2021/08/26/otkryitie-vyistavki-kosmicheskiy-dizayn-i-arhitektura-lunnyih-i-marsianskih-poseleniy/__;!!LkSTlj0I!WJo2UD6BYOSv12b6Qc22JSKjKeLPL8X1ibguge29xfrN5Gc2V3Tz_pIgyx3_rbc$

ME, Space Architecture graduate Lopez making his interstellar mark 07/30/2021

ME, Space Architecture graduate Lopez making his interstellar mark

Congratulations Javi Lopez! Good luck with your endeavors!

ME, Space Architecture graduate Lopez making his interstellar mark For University of Houston graduate and native Houstonian Javier Lopez Jr., it was repeated visits to the Space Center Houston with his parents and twin sister Cynthia that kindled a lifelong interest

Историческое рукопожатие 1975 года 07/16/2021

Историческое рукопожатие 1975 года

Very glad we could contribute to this great project!

Историческое рукопожатие 1975 года Государственный музей истории космонавтики имени К.Э. Циолковского реализует грантовый проект «Рукопожатие в космосе» в рамках Общественной Дипломатической Гра....

06/10/2021

DR OLGA BANNOVA, SPACE ARCHITECT, HAS JOINED DML’s ‘EARTH TO SPACE’ TEAM!

The ‘Earth to Space, Telepresence Connectivity and Simulated Microgravity Immersion Project’ is run by Deakin MotionLab’s Immersive Realities Research Group and scheduled for completion in 2023. A world-renowned space architect from the University of Houston (Texas), Dr Bannova joins a transdisciplinary team that investigates how a sense of weightlessness can be provided for students engaged with the International Space Station (ISS), using a low-cost telepresent experience.

Telepresence is the sensation of being elsewhere, created by virtual reality technology. We hope to combine augmented, virtual, haptic and physical elements to so that participants feel as if they are actually on the International Space Station. This research brings together design disciplines including digital design, communication design, industrial/product design and architecture.

The Team Leader, Dr Russell Kennedy and Dr Bannova worked closely with the World Design Organisation (WDO) and NASA’s ISS in 2020 to explore the potential of an Orbital University with a mission to improve life on earth. The proposed university would be called the McAuliffe Orbital University to honour the memory of Christa McAuliffe. Christa was scheduled to become the first teacher in space as a pioneer of the NASA Teacher in Space Project, but tragically lost her life in the 1986 Challenger disaster.

Christa once said, “Space is for everybody. It’s not just for a few people in science or math or for a select group of astronauts. That’s our new frontier out there, and it’s everybody’s business to know about space.” Her vision will be honoured by DML’s immersive system to enable students on earth to participate, remotely, in activities, experiments and research from a terrestrial base.

In explaining why she feels the ‘Earth to Space’ project is so worthwhile, Dr Olga Bannova said, “Earth and all of us are part of space, connected to it and depend on it. This project aims to help learning about space and people in off-Earth environment and stimulate creative thinking, providing means to evaluate ideas in orbit without physical presence requirement and discover their Earth applications.”

You can find out more about this and the Deakin MotionLab’s other research projects by visiting our website: https://motionlab.deakin.edu.au/

#Space #ISS #deakinuniversity

04/05/2021

A new book about design for space environment: This book explores if and how architectural principles and strategies need to be transformed when applied to the extreme conditions of outer space. It presents concepts developed by great minds in the fields of space exploration and science-fiction, ones which can inspire new ways into the future.

Space Architecture
Human Habitats Beyond Planet Earth
Olga Bannova

For many, the idea of Space Architecture as a discipline lies in the domain of science fiction, where everything is possible simply because it happens ‘very far in the future’. Is Space Architecture a fiction or reality? This book explores if and how architectural principles and strategies need to be transformed when applied to the extreme conditions of outer space. It presents concepts developed by great minds in the fields of space exploration and science-fiction, ones which can inspire new ways into the future. The book also presents the philosophy of Space Architecture, arguing for example that the design of space habitats needs to be human-centred while defining ways for humans to co-exist in new environments. These views are complemented by examples of architectures from current and planned space missions, organised by private companies as well as government agencies.https://dom-publishers.com/collections/frontpage/products/space-architecture

China, Russia enter MoU on international lunar research station - SpaceNews 03/10/2021

China, Russia enter MoU on international lunar research station - SpaceNews

Russia and China sign memorandum on development of a lunar research station:
https://spacenews.com/china-russia-enter-mou-on-international-lunar-research-station/

China, Russia enter MoU on international lunar research station - SpaceNews The Chinese and Russian space agencies signed a memorandum of understanding Tuesday on construction of an international lunar research station.

Spacewalking astronauts prep for 2021 arrival of Russian lab 11/19/2020

Spacewalking astronauts prep for 2021 arrival of Russian lab

New Russian lab will be added to the ISS soon!

Spacewalking astronauts prep for 2021 arrival of Russian lab CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The International Space Station’s two Russian astronauts began spacewalking work Wednesday to prepare for next year’s arrival of a long-delayed lab, but had to scrap...

SpaceX’s ‘Resilience’ Lifts 4 Astronauts Into New Era of Spaceflight 11/16/2020

SpaceX’s ‘Resilience’ Lifts 4 Astronauts Into New Era of Spaceflight

Good luck to SICSA's friend Astronaut Soichi Noguchi and the crew!

SpaceX’s ‘Resilience’ Lifts 4 Astronauts Into New Era of Spaceflight The crew will spend some 27 hours in a capsule built by the private company before docking with the space station Monday night.

Report sees ways Artemis supports sustainable human Mars exploration - SpaceNews 09/04/2020

Report sees ways Artemis supports sustainable human Mars exploration - SpaceNews

Experience from lunar missions will be essential for advancing towards crewed missions to Mars, not only from technology perspective but also through learning more about ourselves, better understanding physical, psychological and social implications and challenges.

Report sees ways Artemis supports sustainable human Mars exploration - SpaceNews NASA’s Artemis program of human lunar exploration can help pave the way for human Mars missions, according to a new report.

Elon Musk offers update on SpaceX’s Starship mega-rocket – Spaceflight Now 09/02/2020

Elon Musk offers update on SpaceX’s Starship mega-rocket – Spaceflight Now

Elon Musk offers update on SpaceX’s Starship mega-rocket – Spaceflight Now Elon Musk offers update on SpaceX’s Starship mega-rocket September 1, 2020 Stephen Clark If you would like to see more articles like this please support our coverage of the space program by becoming a Spaceflight Now Member. If everyone who enjoys our website helps fund it, we can expand and impro...

livescience.com 07/28/2020

Super space sunblock made from skin pigment could shield astronauts from radiation

livescience.com Researchers synthesize new form of melanin that could protect astronauts from space radiation.

voyagela.com 06/11/2020

Meet Anastasia Prosina of Stellar Amenities in Sherman Oaks - Voyage LA Magazine | LA City Guide

A wonderful interview with SICSA's recent graduate Anastasia Prosina.

voyagela.com Today we’d like to introduce you to Anastasia Prosina. Anastasia, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far. I am a Los Angeles-based aspirational futurist, space architect, artist, and practitioner in Space Architecture, the nascent...

youtube.com 05/29/2020

Exclusive interview with Elon Musk and Jim Bridenstine about #DM2, SpaceX's first crewed launch!

youtube.com I had the opportunity to meet up with SpaceX CEO, Founder and Chief Engineer, Elon Musk as well as NASA Administrator, Jim Bridenstine to get their thoughts ...

space.com 05/27/2020

SpaceX wants to send people to Mars. Here's what the trip might look like.

space.com Here's the latest on SpaceX's dreams of building cities on Mars

spaceflightnow.com 05/08/2020

NASA plans to launch first two Gateway elements on same rocket – Spaceflight Now

spaceflightnow.com NASA plans to launch first two Gateway elements on same rocket May 6, 2020 Stephen Clark If you would like to see more articles like this please support our coverage of the space program by becoming a Spaceflight Now Member. If everyone who enjoys our website helps fund it, we can expand and improve...

space.com 05/08/2020

Russia wants to land 3 next-generation Luna spacecraft on the moon by 2025

space.com Russia is reviving the Luna missions of the Soviet Union, with Luna-25 scheduled to launch next fall.

04/28/2020

The New York Times Opinion Section

“You're probably feeling a bit disoriented right now. Maybe you're feeling a little cut off from humanity, or that you're just kind of drifting in space,” says Nicole Stott, a retired NASA astronaut. “I know what that's like.” https://nyti.ms/3aJVFJA

cnet.com 04/25/2020

NASA's incredible new moon map will serve as blueprint for human missions

The maps are ready and the moon is awaiting new space architecture projects to build infrastructures, habitats, production facilities and many more.

cnet.com Using decades of data, the USGS put together the most comprehensive geologic map of the moon yet.

social.techcrunch.com 04/17/2020

Intuitive Machines picks a launch date and landing site for 2021 Moon cargo delivery mission – TechCrunch

Looking forward to it! Good luck!

social.techcrunch.com The first private company scheduled to make a delivery of scientific cargo on behalf of NASA has specified a landing site and a target date for its mission. Intuitive Machines will seek to land its Nova-C lunar lander at a site called the Vallis Schröteri, which is the largest valley found on the M...

04/15/2020

UH Cullen College of Engineering

Considering #UHEngineering for Fall 2020? There is still time to apply. Deadlines have been extended & the GRE requirement has been waived for Summer 2020, Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 applicants. Applicants to our master's programs, who meet the requirements wiill receive automatic admission. Don't put your engineering career on hold. Apply Today! https://uh.edu/admissions/

social.techcrunch.com 04/02/2020

SpaceX’s Starship user guide details how it could replace the Space Shuttle and offer comfy passenger flights – TechCrunch

There is a link to the user guide in the article. It also says that "Crew configuration of the vehicle will include “private cabins, large common areas, centralized storage, solar storm shelters and a viewing gallery"

social.techcrunch.com SpaceX has released a first version of its spacecraft user manual for Starship, the next-generation launch vehicle that it’s currently developing in Boca Chica, Texas. The manual isn’t quite as detailed as the ones that exist for SpaceX’s other, operational launch spacecraft, but …

space.com 03/12/2020

SpaceX's Starship will soon be made of different stuff

space.com SpaceX plans to build its Mars-colonizing spaceship out of a different stainless-steel alloy.

archdaily.com 03/05/2020

The New Space Race: 6 Challenges for Extraterrestrial Architecture

archdaily.com Up until now, space architecture has been mainly focused on engineering, centered on projects like orbital space stations or Martian exploration...

space.com 02/26/2020

NASA picks moon catapults, lasers, electricity and other wild lunar projects for student contest

Students have an opportunity to create instruments that will work in permanently shadowed craters on the moon.

space.com NASA has funded eight student teams working on technology to deploy in permanently shadowed craters on the moon.

02/23/2020

Jackelynne Silva-Martinez

Be sure to checkout this website for opportunities to close technical or process gaps from NASA: small business innovation research and technology transfer program. There are some opportunities for industry only and others for industry and universities together.

executivegov.com 02/19/2020

Made In Space Selects Blue Canyon Technologies to Support Robotic Manufacturing Mission; George Stafford Quoted

This mission will be a huge step towards new era of space exploration..

executivegov.com Blue Canyon Technologies (BCT) will support the development of Made In Space’s spacecraft platform for the upcoming Archinaut One Mission, BCT announced on Thursday.

nasa.gov 02/12/2020

Explorers Wanted: NASA to Hire More Artemis Generation Astronauts

Exciting times!

nasa.gov As NASA prepares to launch American astronauts this year on American rockets from American soil to the International Space Station – with an eye toward the Moon and Mars – the agency is announcing it will accept applications March 2 to 31 for the next class of Artemis Generation astronauts.

02/11/2020

Ion-powered rocket engine could slash space missions to Mars in HALF

This prototype is the first step towards a plan that would see Pulsar Fusion, based in Bletchley, Milton Keynes, build a model which is capable of nuclear fusion.

cnet.com 01/28/2020

NASA and Axiom Space will attach a private room to rent on the International Space Station

Congratulations to Axiom Space and all SICSA graduates who contributed to company's achievements and continue working there!

cnet.com A company called Axiom Space is taking the idea of co-working space to a new altitude.

spacenews.com 01/22/2020

Made In Space expands facilities, moves headquarters to Florida - SpaceNews.com

spacenews.com Made In Space announced plans Jan. 17 to move its corporate headquarters from Mountain View, California, to Jacksonville, Florida.

bloomberg.com 01/21/2020

China Plans 39 Million-Mile Race to Mars to Catch Up With NASA

bloomberg.com Mars is a more challenging destination than the moon

space.com 01/21/2020

Elon Musk is still thinking big with SpaceX's Starship Mars-colonizing rocket. Really big.

space.com Musk envisions fleets of 1,000 Starships departing for Mars every 26 months.

cnbc.com 01/15/2020

Space companies raised a record $5.8 billion in private investments last year

cnbc.com Private funds continue to pour money into companies like SpaceX, with 2019 marking a record year of investment in space ventures.

11/19/2019

Snooze cruise: Study sees future for hibernating astronauts

washingtonpost.com The European Space Agency says putting astronauts into a state of suspended animation could make it easier to reach other planets

houstonchronicle.com 10/20/2019

Houston-based company headed to the moon in 2021

houstonchronicle.com Intuitive Machines, a Houston firm, with more than 100 employees is set to become the first commercial company to land a probe on the moon.

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Mayor of Houston Annise Parker addreases at the Houston Space Port event at the Hobby Center on June 30 2015

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