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Space station habitation module discussion (April 28, 1988)41:11

David Nixon and SCI-Arc students discuss their a proposal for long-term living quarters on a spacecraft with representatives from NASA. Topics include the psychological need for tactile variety in environments, the problem of trash on a long space journey, and the difficulty of anticipating advances in technology and materials. They propose that older units would be repurposed as storage as new units replace them as living quarters. Presentation participants enter a full-scale mockup habitation unit and discuss its functionality as a kitchen including the placement of work surfaces, appliances, and windows. Students who contributed to the project present their individual portions and explain the concepts behind them, including a curved light deflecting wall panel that opens to allow access to storage.

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