How would life in space be like?
A Starship-ready space home was constructed by the Danish architecture firm SAGA Space Architects in collaboration with students at the Institut auf dem Rosenberg, ranging in age from 6 to 18.
A Swiss boarding school called Institut auf dem Rosenberg thinks that the program would inspire students to imagine creating brand-new space inventions.
The space habitat prototype has been under development for years and is now on exhibit in a Swiss experimental park, according to a press release.
A student space habitat that is Starship-ready
The housing was created to fit inside the Starship launch vehicle from SpaceX, which is headed for Mars and could make its first orbital launch this summer.
Astronauts can work at numerous workstations around the three-story tower, which also has rooms for them to unwind. On Wednesday, July 20, it was made public during a presentation that was timed to mark the 53rd anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing.
The prototype is the tallest 3D-printed polymer structure in the world, at an astonishing 23 feet (7 meters) tall.
The institute claims that inside the environment, students will finish “immersive learning courses.” According to Bernhard Gademann, director general of Rosenberg, “our goal is to expose young people to the issue of advanced space exploration, enabling our students to approach and solve… challenging problems from a collaborative and holistic point of view.”
According to the organization, the Rosenberg Space Habitat is the culmination of two years of work that began with “first creative conceptions and paper models.” While Ingersol in Copenhagen constructed the inside framework, Camozzi, a partner firm from Milan, created the exterior shell using 3D printing.
Because polymer “provides greater versatility than concrete, which is utilized in most 3D printed constructions,” the team decided to employ it. To make it more resistant to the intense ultraviolet radiation on the moon and Mars, the material also has a UV stabilizer.
Students will adopt new technology thanks to the new space habitat.
The prototype comes with a Spot robot that will assist students during their learning modules and mobile office furniture that can be moved around.
Students will take part in projects to research, according to the institute “In order to improve human welfare, facilities are used to test software, hardware, and application programs as well as to create monitoring tools for remote mission control systems. With the help of installations for light, sound, and smell, students will also investigate the significance of sensory stimulation in isolated living situations.”
The Rosenberg Space Habitat is intended to provide students with a learning environment that will encourage them to adopt new technology and motivate them to develop breakthrough ideas for the following generation of space explorers.