Southern Hemisphere Summer Space Program SH-SSP (2016): International Space University
[L30] Apollo and the Muses: Inspirational knowledge embedded in Literature, Sciences and the Arts, and the impact for future cultural Technologies.
ISU Space and Humanities Department - Core Lecture Hall, MC1-02, UniSA Mawsons Lakes 29 Jan 2019.
This Space and Humanities Lecture "Apollo and the Muses" provides examples of the cultural utilisation, the philosophical transformation and the inspriation of human spaceflight to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo landing. While primarily about space exploration, the Apollo programme also represented a meeting of political, technological and ontological paradigms through a global media spectacle. We explore the significance of these legacies and questions too. The "golden age" of space conjoured inspirational knowledge embedded in Literature, Sciences and the Arts. The intention is to promote further collaborative exploration platforms, both nationally and internationally, resulting in interdisciplinary projects, meetings, events disseminating and documenting the most creative and promising ideas of our time.
[L30] Apollo and the Muses (excerpt): Space and Humanities Department Core Lecture, ISU Southern Hemisphere Space Studies Program, UniSA Adelaide, AU 29 Jan 2019.
1. An understanding of how media technologies and stories support the motives for exploring and/or colonising the Moon.
2. An appreciation of the treatment of the Apollo Program in poetry, fiction, film, and art both before and after the landings.
3. The ability to define and identify seven kinds of space art.
4. An introductory knowledge of the scope of possibilities and challenges for contemporary space art projects.
Space Analogue Missions Workshop
Space and Humanities Department - Featured Workshop, 29 Jan 2019.
NASA's Apollo program successfully demonstrated analogue missions to develop mission plans, surface transportation and science operations. Today, analogue missions are conducted to validate achitectural concepts, demonstrate technologies, and gain a deeper understanding of system-wide technological and operational challenges. These analogue missions test robotics, vehicles, habitats, communication systems, in-situ resource utilisation (ISRU) and human performance, for example, as it relates to challenging human space exploration requirements. Part One of this workshop introduced Space Analogue Mission Simulations, principals and requirements with examples of high fidelity space analogue environments and active simulations. In Part Two, participants are guided through a World Building design process and work in teams to architect three new Space Analogue Missions for future LEO, Moon, and Mars exploration.
Select Slides, Space Analogue Mission Workshop, ISU Southern Hemisphere Space Studies Program, UniSA Adelaide, AU 29 Jan 2019.
1. Describe various features of analogue sites on Earth.
2. Idenitfy a range of analogue environments and conditions used for mission simulations
3. Understand safety, simulation, science and society aspects of space analogue missions
4. Work collaboratively and apply world-building principals to design a space analogue mission
5. Creatively present your model for how you will "create future reality, not science fiction".