ID faculty members Chuck Owen, Dale Fahnstrom, and Keiichi Sato oversaw a student project, funded by NASA, to design a full-scale model of a space station to research and demonstrate methods for improving human experience, specialized systems, and products in a space station. Generating the design concepts and systems for organizing the interior working areas of the station, the work culminated in a sectional mock-up of the space station that measured 14 feet in diameter and 28 feet in length. It houses subsystems for inventory management, utility distribution, and equipment storage, as well as prototypes for a table workstation, personnel quarters, and even an emergency operating room that folds out from the walls.


  • Title: NASA project
  • Creator: John Grimes
  • Date Created: 1986
  • Location Created: Chicago, Illinois
  • Rights: University Archives and Special Collections, Paul V. Galvin Library, Illinois Tech

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