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Anastasia Prosina

Anastasia Prosina

Los Angeles, CA, US

 

About 

Anastasia Prosina is a Los Angeles based aspirational futurist and practitioner in Space Architecture, the nascent field of helping people thrive in small spaces in outer space. She is the Founder & CEO of Stellar Amenities, a company with the mission of complementing space habitats with lightweight, deployable & reconfigurable elements to support wellbeing in space.

Anastasia has been involved in numerous space projects, from designing lightweight interior habitation structures for the TESSERAE self-assembling space station at MIT Media Lab’s Space Exploration Initiative to working on an Iceland-based Martian Analog Habitat commissioned by Mars Society. Her other places of work include aerospace company Excalibur Almaz, 4th Planet Logistics, and Galaktika Space.

Anastasia has spoken publicly around the US about space architecture, and wrote three papers on the subject matter, including co-authorship with the former Deputy Administrator of NASA, Dava Newman.

Anastasia holds a Masters in Space Architecture from Sasakawa International Center for Space Architecture in proximity and collaboration of NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston. Anastasia received a Bachelor’s in Urban Design from Novosibirsk State University of Architecture, Design, and Art.

Employment 

Stellar Amenities, Los Angeles, CA, US, Founder & CEO

Stellar Amenities designs highly functional and comfortable places in small spaces from Earth to Mars and everywhere in between.
The company’s mission is to lower behavioral health risks and boost the crew’s productivity to enable the multi-planetary future of humanity.

Dec 2019 - current
 

Education 

University of Houston, Houston, TX, US, Masters, Space Architecture

The Cullen College’s space architecture graduate program – the only program of its kind in the world – is housed at the Sasakawa International Center for Space Architecture (SICSA) and draws star-struck space enthusiasts from all over. Students are immersed
in first-hand knowledge of NASA, its contractors and the dynamic commercial space flight industry.

Courses:

Spacecraft and Habitat Design with Olga Bannova. Project: Mars Analog Facility in Iceland. Organization: 4th Planet Logistics. Client: Mars Society

Mission Planning and Analysis with Larry Toups and invited professionals from NASA JSC
Human Factors with Gordon Vos. Human Factors Fundamentals + Sound and Hearing, Auditory Information and Auditory Displays, Visual Information and Graphical Displays, Human Computer Interaction and Usability/User Experience Design, User Testing, Biomechanical Issues in Partial and Zero G

Hybrid Visualization with Joshua Smith. Augmented Reality Project «Moving City» using Vuforia Developer, Maya, and Unity, built for Android mobile devices. The workflow took place from augmenting an existing drawing to developing own digital render to finally augmenting the original work

Space Systems Technology Studio with Olga Bannova. Project: Renovation of Soviet Salyut Station for Commercial Applications. Client: Arthur Dula, a space lawyer, a patent attorney, the literary executor for major science fiction author Robert A. Heinlein and chairman, founder of the private spaceflight company, Excalibur Almaz. Teammates: Austin Kulhanek, Ayda Uraz, Tamalee Basu

Special Problems with Kriss Kennedy. Human Integration Design, Mission Planning, Space Habitat, Surface Base Design & Considerations. Technical Paper: Algae-Based Printer Ink As the Way to Foster In-Situ Resource Utilization in Habitation Structures. Teammate: Kirinina Sascha von Slomski. Paper was presented on the AIAA Region IV Student Conference

Man Systems Integration with Larry Toups and invited speakers from NASA JSC
Extreme Environment Workshop with Larry Bell. An interdisciplinary course which explores urgent habitation challenges which are both common and unique to various Earth and space environments

Master's Project: Space Architecture with Larry Bell and Olga Bannova. "Do More With Less: Efficient Furniture for Mars. The Master's project was presented in front of NASA JSC representatives

Aug 2018 - Dec 2019
 

Novosibirsk State Academy of Architecture and Fine Arts, Novosibirsk, RU, Bachelors, Urban Design & Planning

Sep 2013 - Jul 2018