Anastasia Prosina

Anastasia Prosina

Los Angeles, CA, US



Anastasia Prosina is the Founder & CEO of Stellar Amenities, leading a team of creatives and solutionists, with a mission to solve the second biggest problem towards human access to space -- crew behavioral health issues -- by implementing responsive, interactive, and ever-changing design.

Before founding her practice, she worked with MIT Media Lab, NASA, Mars Society, and multiple private aerospace companies on designing space habitats and their interiors. As a thought leader on space architecture, she speaks around the globe, with her most recent speaking engagements including SXSW, LA Design Week, Brown University, Mars Society Convention, and New Worlds Conference. Her collaborative paper, co-authored with Ariel Ekblaw (primary author), MIT Media Lab Space Exploration Initiative Director, and Dava Newman, MIT Media Lab Director, won the most prestigious academia award in Space Architecture by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics in 2020.

As a subject matter expert, she is a paper reviewer in the Space Architecture section at ASCEND and the International Conference on Environmental Systems. Anastasia is frequently invited to jury competitions in Space Architecture, Sustainability, and the Future of Cities. Her work has been exhibited, presented, and published at the 70th International Astronautical Congress (IAC), Forbes, Interesting Engineering, LA Design Week, CNN, and others.

Anastasia is a member of the AIAA Space Architecture Technical Committee, Themed Entertainment Association (TEA), and

Anastasia holds an MS in Space Architecture from the Sasakawa International Center for Space Architecture at the University of Houston and a B.Arch in Urban Planning from Novosibirsk State University of Architecture, Design, and Art, Russia.


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


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.


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