How is “Space Architecture” impacting innovation? | Kriss Kennedy | TEDxHouston

Kriss Kennedy takes us on a journey through many ideas that teams at NASA have been developing over the years to figure out how humans will be able to work and live in the harsh environments in space.

Kriss is a Texas licensed architect and has been designing space habitats at NASA since 1987. He is a recognized renown exploration habitat expert at NASA and the international community. He has published over 50 papers and publications in the field of aerospace industry since 1988. Kennedy has held key leadership positions such as Deputy Project Manager of the Deep Space Habitat project, Manager of the Habitat Demonstration Unit Project, and supported the Constellation Lunar Surface Systems Habitation Team, Lunar Architecture Team, Mars mission planning, and led numerous concept tiger teams. He has dedicated his career to the definition, development, and testing of habitat systems and planetary surface base definition for the exploration of the Moon and Mars. Mr. Kennedy is the first space architect to win the National Rotary Space Achievement award. He has been honored with the NASA Exceptional Service Medal and has a couple of patents at NASA.

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