Space archaeologists introduce first tropical habitat consulting firm

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Three famous space archaeologists have opened a new consulting firm, advising the builders and designers of any future space stations or other extraterrestrial living arrangements that are currently in planning mode before the retirement of the International Space Station (pictured). File image from NASA | license image

Sept 19 (UPI) – Three famous space archaeologists have opened a new consulting firm that advises builders and designers of any future space stations or other extraterrestrial living arrangements.

The goal of Brick Moon is to help customers “create tropical or planetary habitats that improve productivity, reduce costs, and support crew welfare”, According to its mission statement.

The company makes its first official public appearance in International Astronautical Congress 2022, currently Underway in Paris.

The name is a tribute to the 1869 story “The Brick Moon” by Edward Everett Hill, who writes about a self-contained space habitat.

The new venture is run by Justin Walsh and Alice Gorman, both of whom are in business Archaeological project of the International Space Station. The two are considered world leaders in the field of space archaeology. Fred Sherman, a designer, researcher and historian of space engineering theory, is completing the joint project. Walsh is a professor at Chapman University In Orange, California, Gorman teaches at Flinders University in Adelaide, Australia.

The ISS Archaeological Project was founded in 2015 as the first large-scale archaeological study of space and the first study of space archeology. Focus on the home of operational space.

“We take you beyond anecdotes and guesswork, to data-driven insights from the realities of space habitat operations. Our services include feedback in response to existing habitats or plans for new habitats, identification of overlooked issues in spacecraft design, and education for designers and task planners,” the company says on its website.

Gorman Walsh and Sherman belong to a small group of world-class experts on the subject.

“We’re really excited about this,” Walsh said in an interview with collectSPACE.com.

“It is an opportunity for us to move from basic research of the ISS archaeological project to applied research in a sense, as we approach problems presented to us by space habitat designers, mission planners and the like and answer these questions based on our findings and experiences we have conducted in research Archaeological and other research under the ISSAP label. Our driving goal is how to make life better in future space habitats.”

International Space Station It is expected to be turned off Between 2024 and 2030. Many companies have already started working on privately owned alternatives when that happens.

Russia has said it will abandon the International Space Station in 2024 and build its own orbital station at a cost of $6 billion.