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Milan, Italy

The International Astronautical Congress 2024  will take place in Milan from Monday till Friday, 14-18 October.

The theme for the 75th International Astronautical Congress will be “Responsible Space for Sustainability”. The intention is to highlight the importance of Space as an environment that must be kept secure and open to exploration, peaceful use, and international co-operation by present and future generations in the interests of the planet and all nations, regardless of their level of development and without discrimination of any kind. This is crucial today as even more countries and public and private players are becoming actively involved in the space economy.

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Space Architecture-related papers are invited to sessions of the Symposium E5: 35th IAA SYMPOSIUM ON SPACE AND SOCIETY
This 35th symposium is organized by the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA). Presentations will review the impact and benefits of space activities on the quality of life on Earth and in space. A broad range of topics may be covered including arts and culture, space architecture, and society's expectations from space exploration and research, as well as technology and knowledge transfer.

IPC members:

        Coordinator: Mr. Geoffrey Languedoc, Canadian Aeronautics & Space Institute (CASI), Canada;

        Coordinator: Dr. Olga Bannova, University of Houston, United States;

Space Architecture Session 1

Title: E5.1. Space Architecture: Habitats, Habitability, and Bases
Space Architecture integrates all topics related to designing and building human environments for use in space. The session welcomes papers in three areas: 1) research, design, prototype testing, manufacture, and operation of habitats for space and analog terrestrial environments; 2) how habitats influence human health, psychology, and efficiency, and requirements based on the “human factor”; 3) fabrication and construction of habitable complexes on planetary surfaces or in orbit and 4) human systems integration design implications.
Co-Chair: Dr. Olga Bannova, University of Houston, United States;

Co-Chair: Dr. Anna Barbara Imhof, Liquifer Systems Group (LSG), Austria;

Rapporteur: Ms. Anne-Marlene Rüede, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland

Space Architecture Session 2

Title: E5.6. Simulating Space Habitation: Habitats, Design and Simulation Missions
This session covers all topics related to preparing for and simulating future space habitats and its associated facilities. This includes lessons learned as well as design proposals for future habitats, either orbital or surface structures. The session especially welcomes papers with an interdisciplinary approach and providing inputs from all fields relevant for future crewed missions, including innovative technologies, interior and design elements, as well as studies related to human factors and social-cultural dynamics of space missions.

Co-Chair: Dr. Anna Barbara Imhof, Liquifer Systems Group (LSG), Austria;

Co-Chair: Dr. Julie Patarin-Jossec, Russian Academy of Sciences, France;

Rapporteur: Dr. Sandra Haeuplik-Meusburger, TU Wien, Austria;