Ad Astra is a 7 day space tourism experience, designed for the near future in the year 2030. The expedition takes passengers from the Earth's orbit to the moon, and slingshots around the moon back to earth for a total of 7 days in space. My team's goal was to promote personal agency and social unity aboard the ship, as well as provide a reflective experience that recontextualizes life on Earth.
To promote personal agency and social unity onboard the ship, we designed a sleep pod that stows away for more cabin space, opens up between two pods for semi-private spaces, and closes up for complete privacy. There would be 4 sleep pods arrayed in the ship, and my team created a physical model of the sleep pod to show the human factors aspect of the design.
Team members: Nate Chang, Carly Cheng, Maximillian Werner
Project sponsored by Teague, in collaboration with the University of Washington College of Design