Career of the Month: An Interview with Space Architect Constance Adamsby: Megan Sullivan

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Drawing knowledge from many fields—including science, engineering, and art—space architects such as Constance Adams design structures for nonterrestrial environments. In one such project at NASA, Adams works on elements for the International Space Station (ISS), which is currently being assembled, and inhabited, in outer space. For Adams, and everyone involved with ISS, each week brings new, unanticipated challenges as scientists learn about the orbital environment 330 km above Earth and what it takes to exist there.

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  • on Mon Jul 14, 2014 9:52 AM

I think it is interesting that this scientist looks at nature as a guide to creating structures for space use. She says that nature has natural things that make a good example for her designs. Also, she must not only use architecture, but physics to design structures for microgravity environments.She works in an interesting and varied job.

Betty Paulsell  (Kansas City, MO)
Betty Paulsell (Kansas City, MO)

  • on Fri Nov 30, 2012 12:01 PM

Using skills in art, engineering, architecture and science one gets to build objects that will orbit the Earth, travel through the solar system or provide shelter on different space geography such as the moon. This specialist must deal with conditions of microgravity as well as solar flares and electrical storms. As the article points out, she gets to use the stuff she had to memorize in school. Today’s students can be our future space explorers. This article might appeal to girls interested in science.

Adah  (San Antonio, TX)
Adah (San Antonio, TX)

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