DANISH DESIGN MEETS SPACE
MOTHER is the first and only design entity in Denmark, working on habitability- and human factors design for space. MOTHER consists of Industrial Designer and Aerospace Architect Kristian von Bengtson, who has a broad experience and education related to space architecture and human space flight missions.
MOTHER has a human centered design approach to space flight development. MOTHER believes that the human being is the most important sub system in any human space mission.
MOTHER also has a big interest in space tourism.
Zero-G Chair for space tourism undergoing prototype production at the moment.
MOTHER has received financial support from the National Bank of Denmark and the Ministry of Culture, for the production of a space tourism furniture. The product will be produced at the National Workshop for Arts and Crafts in Copenhagen.
MOTHER is now a part of Copenhagen Suborbitals
Yes, we are launching a human being into space in 2012
MOTHER has been hired as a subcontractor for Wyle Technologies to support NASA/Johnson Space Center in the making of the Human Interface Design Handbook (HIDH). MOTHER will be delivering the space architecture chapter. This handbook will be used as a guideline tool for any engineer or architect working on human related matters at NASA.
MOTHER will be giving a lecture at the Tycho Brahe Planetarium in Copenhagen on the 7th of Nov 2007. Kristian von Bengtson will be showing work done at the Johnson Space Center, during the Constellation - Lunar Preparatory Study, on the Habitank Lunar Lander.
Link to arrangement (in danish)
Image credit: NASA/John Frassanito Associates
MOTHER is represented in the "Catalogue of Visions" at the conference "Denmark as a Space Nation", held in Sep 2007 by the Danish National Space Center and ´Ingeniørforeningen i Danmark´.
Link to vision catalogue (in danish, PDF)
MOTHER spoke at the Space 2007 conference in Long Beach, USA.
Paper: Human Subsystem: Definition and Integration, K. von Bengtson, MOTHER, Copenhagen, K, Denmark; E. Twyford, MEI Tech. Inc. / NASA JSC, Houston, TX, AIAA-2007-6245, AIAA SPACE 2007 Conference and Exposition, Long Beach, California, Sep. 18-20, 2007
Link to paper (PDF)
MOTHER has been registered in the Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SME) unit at the European Space Agency.
MOTHER has received financial support from the National Bank of Denmark, for the production of a commercial space flight product. The product will be produced at the National Workshop for Arts and Crafts in Copenhagen.
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