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TESSERAE Interior Design


Project Location: Outer Space

Figure 1: TESSERAE Interior ( Source | Accessed : May 24, 2022 )
Figure 2: TESSERAE Interior ( Source | Accessed : May 24, 2022 )
Figure 3: TESSERAE Interior ( Source | Accessed : May 24, 2022 )
Figure 4: Artist's Depiction of TESSERAE
at Scale, in Orbit around Mars
( Source | Accessed : May 24, 2022 )
Figure 5: TESSERAE Assembly Concept ( Source | Accessed : May 24, 2022 )

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Significant Date(s):
21st Century, 2019

Additional Information:
Publications, Texts in Print:
Ekblaw, Ariel, David Zuniga, Keith Crooker, and Joseph Paradiso. "Self-Assembling and Self-Regulating Space Stations: Mission Concepts for Modular, Autonomous Habitats." 50th International Conference on Environmental Systems, July 2021.
Ekblaw, A. and Paradiso, J.A., "Self-assembling Space Architecture: tessellated shell structures for space habitats," In AIAA Scitech 2019 Forum, Smart/Adaptable Deployable Structures (p. 0481).
Ekblaw, Ariel. "Self-Aware Self-Assembly for Space Architecture: Growth Paradigms for In-Space Manufacturing." PhD diss., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2020.
Ekblaw, Ariel. "Space Is Poised for Explosive Growth. Let’s Get It Right." The Wall Street Journal. April 8, 2019.
Liberty, Janine. "Rhapsody in Zero G. MIT Media Lab." November 21, 2017.
"TESSERAE: Self-Assembling Space Architecture." MIT Media Lab.

Significant Dates:
Won AIAA Space Architecture Technical Committee 2019/2020 BEST PROFESSIONAL PAPER for: Ekblaw, Ariel, Anastasia Prosina, Dava Newman, and Joseph Paradiso. "Space Habitat Reconfigurability: TESSERAE platform for self-aware assembly." 30th IAA SYMPOSIUM ON SPACE AND SOCIETY (Space Architecture: Habitats, Habitability, and Bases). Proceedings of the IAF International Astronautical Congress 2019.

space tourism, space exploration, outer space, mit, low earth orbit

Supporting Staff, Designers:
Team: Ariel Ekblaw, Anastasia Prosina
Client: MIT Media Lab

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