The Space Architecture for Extraplanetary Exploration (SAEXE) project set the objective to provide an innovative yet feasible solution to allow manned exploration of Mars in the next years.
The project addressed the design of a greenhouse for on-site food production on Mars, conceived to grant self-sufficiency to human-tended space missions, through the implementation of an optimized spiral design of the crops cultivation system. Moreover, the internal space of the module exploits innovative, human-oriented solutions to enhance mental and physical well-being of the crewmembers.
Principal Academic Tutor
Laura Mainini, Adjunct professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Politecnico di Torino; Research affiliate, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, MIT
Paolo Maggiore, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Politecnico di Torino
Franco Bernelli Zazzera, Department of Aerospace Sciences and Technologies, Politecnico di Milano
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Valentina Sumini, MIT Media Lab, Responsive Environments, MIT
Jeffrey Hoffman, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, MIT
Jana Lukic, Interior and Spatial Design, Politecnico di Milano
Fabio Maffia, Architettura Costruzione Città, Politecnico di Torino
Aldo Moccia, Architettura delle Costruzioni, Politecnico di Milano
Samuele Sciarretta, Architetcture for the sustainable design, Politecnico di Torino
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