SICSA News

October 4, 2022
The book "Space Architecture: Human Habitats beyond planet Earth" by SICSA's Director Dr. Olga Bannova, received a prestigious Social Sciences Book Award of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) on September 17th. IAA mission is to shape…
Bannova book award
December 16, 2021
SICSA students and visiting students from Lund University/Industrial Design program (Sweden) presented their projects in the COAD atrium on December 7th and 8th of 2021. It was a wonderful opportunity to present and discuss projects live after…
September 22, 2021
Space Architecture: Designing a Lunar Habitation System – Online Short Course (Starts Oct 19, 2021) SICSA faculty Dr. Olga Bannova, Kriss Kennedy and Larry Toups are amongst AIAA space architecture course instructors. From October 19 – November 11,…
AIAA Online Short Course on Space Architecture
July 30, 2021
Dr. Bannova's new book published by DOM Publishers is available now at https://lnkd.in/gSpZuev. For many, the idea of Space Architecture as a discipline lies in the domain of science fiction, where everything is possible simply because it happens ‘…
Human habitats beyond planet Earth
July 30, 2021
The AIAA Space Architecture Technical Committee proudly offers a Space Architecture Online Short Course: Designing a Lunar Habitation System (Starts Oct 19, 2021) http://aiaa.mycrowdwisdom.com/diweb/catalog/item?id=6681420 #satc #aiaa #…
AIAA SATC Space Architecture short course
November 4, 2019
NASA Johnson Space Center's Habitability  & Human Factors Branch and the Human Systems Engineering & Integration Division has selected Ms. Maijinn Chen as the Space Architecture Technical Discipline Lead.  Ms. Chen has a master’s degree in…
July 3, 2019
Dr. Bernard Harris, Jr., the first African American astronaut to perform a spacewalk, discusses challenges and opportunities in pursuing space dream with Clare Luckey, SICSA's recent graduate who works at NASA's Johnson Space Center now. "Moonwalk"…
Clare Luckey discusses space exploration challenges with Dr. Bernard Harris Jr.
May 8, 2019
On April 26, 2019, Houston Community College’s Division of Natural Sciences in collaboration with the University of Houston’s Sasakawa International Center for Space Architecture (SICSA) hosted the “Mars Exploration in the 21 Century: STEM Approach…
May 6, 2019
Students presented in the Lunar Planetary Institute to a panel of reviewrs from NASA JSC, The Boeing Company, Lokheed Martin, KBRWyle and Axiom Space. Copies of presentations in PDF will be available on SICSA's website soon.    
Students presented in the Lunar Planetary Institute to a panel of reviewrs from NASA JSC, The Boeing Company, Lokheed Martin, Wiley and Axiom Space.
April 25, 2019
Once again SICSA students visited the JSC NASA and talked about their projects with NASA engineers and scientists. The tour was organized with help of SICSA adjunct faculty Mr. Larry Toups.
November 21, 2018
SICSA's graduate student Tamalee Basu has been awarded with this year American Society of Indian Engineers and Architects (ASIE) scholarship! Congratulations Tamalee!!
November 14, 2018
SICSA Space Architecture fall semester finals on November 29th and MS-SA thesis presentations on December 5th. Both events will be held at the Lunar Planetary Institute (LPI). 4 fall semester studio projects will be presented on November 29th from…
August 24, 2018
The Big Idea Challenge competition 2019 theme is Marsboreal Greenhouse Design Challenge. Information about important dates, requirements and forms can be found here.
November 11, 2017
Students Suzana Bianco and Shunsuke Miyazaki win the 2017 AIAA-Space Architecture Best Student Paper Award with the paper about their ACOSS commercial space station project. Congratulations!
September 11, 2017
Themes and deadlines for RASC-AL 2019 competition will be posted here.  
RASC-AL Forum 2017
July 6, 2017
Anchal Bhaskar and Suzana Bianco have been selected for an intensive 6 day Space Station Design Workshop in Stuttgart, Germany from July 23rd to 29th. The program has been bringing students together from all over the world for 20 years. The…
May 2, 2017
Congratulations to the 2017 RASC-AL Competition Finalists! SICSA's students Suzana Bianco and Shun Miyazaki presented their design "Advanced International Commercial Space Station" at the RASC-AL forum in Florida on May 31- June 2. http://rascal.…
September 6, 2016
Students Timothy Bishop, Victor Kitmanyen, Thomas Lagarde and Zachary Taylor are the winners of this year AIAA student Phobos Base competition in the grad students category. Congrats!
May 31, 2016
Space Architecture Education for Engineers and Architects Designing and Planning Beyond Earth by Häuplik-Meusburger, Sandra, Bannova, Olga   just released:http://www.springer.com/de/book/9783319192789 With a foreword written by the Former NASA…
Book cover
May 9, 2016
Masters students Brett Montoya and Canaan Martin won the Superior Design Award for their entry in Genesis Engineering’s Single Person Spacecraft Interior Design Competition. The competition elicited design proposals for the interior layout of…