Springer Theses

Human Migration to Space

Alternative Technological Approaches for Long-Term Adaptation to Extraterrestrial Environments

Authors: Lockard, Elizabeth

  • Nominated by University of Hawaii Manoa as an outstanding Ph.D. thesis
  • Considers evolutionary aspects of human migration to space and the need for new technological interfaces with the alien environment
  • Explores how technological design and the interior architecture of the habitat can facilitate human adaptation to other planets
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Human migration to space will be the most profound catalyst for evolution in the history of humankind, yet this has had little impact on determining our strategies for this next phase of exploration. Habitation in space will require extensive technological interfaces between humans and their alien surroundings and how they are deployed will critically inform the processes of adaptation. As humans begin to spend longer durations in space—eventually establishing permanent outposts on other planets—the scope of technological design considerations must expand beyond the meager requirements for survival to include issues not only of comfort and well‐being, but also of engagement and negotiation with the new planetary environment that will be crucial to our longevity beyond Earth. Approaching this question from an interdisciplinary approach, this dissertation explores how the impact of interior space architecture can meet both the physical and psychological needs of future space colonists and set the stage for humankind to thrive and grow while setting down new roots beyond Earth.

About the authors

Liza Lockard is an Assistant Professor in the Environmental and Interior Design program at Chaminade University. She has a Masters in Architecture from Yale University and a Ph.D. in Futures Studies from University of Hawai‘i at Manoa. Prior to her arrival at Chaminade, she practiced architecture in the U.S., Vietnam, Switzerland, and Costa Rica, and previously taught at the University of Hawai‘i School of Architecture. Her current research focuses on how architecture could be used for future human space exploration needs.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Lockard, Elizabeth Song

    Pages 1-10

  • Current Directions in Space Exploration

    Lockard, Elizabeth Song

    Pages 11-37

  • Shifting from Habitation to Adaptation in Space

    Lockard, Elizabeth Song

    Pages 39-79

  • Alternative Technological Interfaces with the Space Environment

    Lockard, Elizabeth Song

    Pages 81-124

  • The Case for an Integrative Approach

    Lockard, Elizabeth Song

    Pages 125-148

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Human Migration to Space
Book Subtitle
Alternative Technological Approaches for Long-Term Adaptation to Extraterrestrial Environments
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-05930-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-05930-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-05929-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-35895-6
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 205
Number of Illustrations and Tables
8 b/w illustrations, 37 illustrations in colour
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