Abstract Title

Project Vestia: Habitation of the Future

Is this project an undergraduate, graduate, or faculty project?

Undergraduate

group

Daytona Beach

3-minute Recorded Presentation

Authors' Class Standing

Jackson Schuler, Junior Brenna Cohen, Sophomore Carissa Rowan, Sophomore Conor Metz, Freshman Hannah Daren, Sophomore Hannah Neff, Junior Isabella Novo, Sophomore John Yonkauske, Freshman Joseph Sauerbrun, Junior Jovon Thomas, Sophomore Kayla Davis, Freshman

Lead Presenter's Name

Jackson Schuler

Faculty Mentor Name

Frank Radosta

Streaming Media

Abstract

Inflatable habitats are the next big thing in extra-planetary habitation, as they offer easier transportation, greater durability, and greater versatility than other current methods. However, as of now, there is no method of creating a flat surface for astronauts to utilize these habitats while operating on planetary surfaces. Project Vestia aims to create a system capable of supporting everyday operations on the surface of the Moon and Mars. Over the next year, Project Vestia will design and construct 3 different structures which provide a flat, stable surface for astronauts to live on, but will also be able to collapse with the habitat during transit. Project Vestia plans to then test these structures for both their weight-bearing capabilities as well as their ease-of-use during regular mission operations.

Did this research project receive funding support (Spark, SURF, Research Abroad, Student Internal Grants, or Ignite Grants) from the Office of Undergraduate Research?

No

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Project Vestia: Habitation of the Future

Inflatable habitats are the next big thing in extra-planetary habitation, as they offer easier transportation, greater durability, and greater versatility than other current methods. However, as of now, there is no method of creating a flat surface for astronauts to utilize these habitats while operating on planetary surfaces. Project Vestia aims to create a system capable of supporting everyday operations on the surface of the Moon and Mars. Over the next year, Project Vestia will design and construct 3 different structures which provide a flat, stable surface for astronauts to live on, but will also be able to collapse with the habitat during transit. Project Vestia plans to then test these structures for both their weight-bearing capabilities as well as their ease-of-use during regular mission operations.