Jeff spoke at New Worlds Space Settlement Symposium on November 10-11 in Austin, Texas about Jetportal Spaceformcraft concept ECOTOPE. ECOTOPE directly challenges the tired paradigm of monolithic artifical ecologies. The symposium featued high-level talks on subjects related to Space settlement.
A new exhibition featuring Mars Ice House opens in Madrid, Spain at Espacio. Titled Marte. La conquista de un sueño, the exhibition deals with the roots of our fascination with Mars, its impact on our culture and science, and explores some of plans and ideas for making us the first interplanetary species. #VoyAMarte
Mars Ice Home is beginning testing in Space! NASA has selected Mars Ice Home for its upcoming MISSE-11 mission scheduled to launch in
November 2018. Materials specified for the wall assembly of the habitat
structure will be flight tested for one year aboard the International Space
Station (ISS). Samples of various materials will be mounted to the outside of
ISS to investigate the effects of long-term exposure to the harsh environment
of outer space. At the conclusion of the exposure cycle the samples will be
returned to Earth for analysis by materials scientists to evaluate performance
Jetportal SFC worked with Honeybee Robotics to advance internal concept development and visualization. Honeybee is an R&D engineering company that develops, among many things, Space exploration systems uniquely designed for extraterrstrial environments. Their portfolio includes instruments flown on every Martian rover since 2003.
As part of a documentary produced by Le Cinquième Reve and featuring our design efforts for Mars Ice House, Jeffrey was interviewed about the significance of ice for Mars architecture, where my inspiration comes from and the importance of hybrid mindsets for the greater Mars project. Le Cinquième Reve specializes in adventure and extreme environment topics.
Contracted by NASA Langley Research Center (with friends at Clouds Architecture Office) to continue developing Mars Ice Home. Mars Ice Home was conceived last Spring at Langley as a safer and more livable alternative to “aluminum can” concepts usually considered for Mars architectures. Our work will focus on the radiation shielding, the mechanics of ice and its cellular configuration.
Jeffrey gave an interview with Jake Robins, host and producer of Vancouver-based podcast WeMartiansThanks to Jake and my MIHome teammate Kelsey. Listen to us discuss architectural design principles, ice and what is was like working with NASA.
Good news, everyone! Jetportal Spaceformcraft has been invited by NASA’s NIAC commitee to submit a detailed follow-up proposal for ECOTOPE,a new concept for the field of ecology based on a network of modular, semi-autonomous spacecraft.
NASA EPO office grants Mars Ice Home approval for public release. See some excerpts here.
Gave an interview on Colordo Public Radio: 3D Printing...in Space representing Mars Ice House design team. Show was on 3D Printing past, present and future. Thanks, Nathan, for my first radio show.
Mars Ice House 3D Printed model and materials are on view at Mori Art Museum,Tokyo, Japan
for the exhbitionThe Universe and Art“featuring a diverse selection of around 200 items from across the globe and down the centuries, in multiple genres, from meteorites and fossils to historic astronomical material by Da Vinci and Galileo; mandalas; Taketori Monogatari (The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter) which we may call Japan's oldest sci-fi novel; installations by contemporary artists, and the latest from the frontline of space development.” On view through January 9th, 2017.
Submitted to NASA Langley Research Centerour design recommendations for Mars Ice Home, a translucent Mars surface habitat made of water ice. The team consists of Clouds AO (Ostap Rudakevych, Masa Sono, Yuko Sono, Jetportal Spaceformcraft) and SEArch (Christina Ciardullo, Kelsey Lents, Michael Morris, Melodie Yashar). While indpendent from SEArch or CloudsAO, Jetportal is included under the Clouds AO umbrella for the sake of team name simplicity.
Concluded a week at NASA Langley Research Center where Jeffrey was involved in a joint venture with NASA LaRC to develop a translucent Mars surface habitat constructed primarily of water ice. Fantastic week!