Columbia GSAPP Core Studio IV    Sato Space Studio    Craig Konyk & Michael Morris      “ We are like tenant farmers chopping down the fence around our house for fuel when we should be using Nature’s inexhaustible sources of energy — sun, wind and tide. ... I’d put my money on the sun and solar energy. What a source of power! I hope we don’t have to wait until oil and coal run out before we tackle that.”   Thomas Edison, 1931     The mission anticipates the dwindling of energy sources on Earth in the future. The spacecraft would serve as an experimental research vessel to discover innovations in energy use and production. More specifically, it would gather and test new energies in territories that have not previously been visited by human life.  The information, experiences, and resources gathered would be relayed back to Earth upon reentry in order to move beyond the dominant fossil-fuel dependent model. By deploying several space crafts of 8 astronauts each, the mission’s route would follow the interplanetary superhighway via Lagrange points and reach the extents of the solar system.

Columbia GSAPP Core Studio IV

Sato Space Studio

Craig Konyk & Michael Morris

 

We are like tenant farmers chopping down the fence around our house for fuel when we should be using Nature’s inexhaustible sources of energy — sun, wind and tide. ... I’d put my money on the sun and solar energy. What a source of power! I hope we don’t have to wait until oil and coal run out before we tackle that.”

Thomas Edison, 1931

 

The mission anticipates the dwindling of energy sources on Earth in the future. The spacecraft would serve as an experimental research vessel to discover innovations in energy use and production. More specifically, it would gather and test new energies in territories that have not previously been visited by human life.

The information, experiences, and resources gathered would be relayed back to Earth upon reentry in order to move beyond the dominant fossil-fuel dependent model. By deploying several space crafts of 8 astronauts each, the mission’s route would follow the interplanetary superhighway via Lagrange points and reach the extents of the solar system.

 study of energy cycles on the international space station

study of energy cycles on the international space station

 exterior fin energy response over time

exterior fin energy response over time

 plan of space statio

plan of space statio

 section of space station

section of space station

 interior rendering of interstitial space between garden and habitat pods

interior rendering of interstitial space between garden and habitat pods

 interior rendering of interstitial space between garden and habitat pods

interior rendering of interstitial space between garden and habitat pods

 exterior rendering of space station

exterior rendering of space station

Space Studio: Adaptive Fin System