Trans Station | Space Transition and Transform
Asteroid | Ubiquitous
Proposal | Competition Submission
- Russelin Edhyati
- Stephanus Theodorus
- Niniek Febriany
- Gilang Rizky
Short history of human’s nature to exploration can be set back up to the human’s ancestor when six million years ago, curious enough to drop themselves from treetop to the jungle floor. Four million years later their descendents, the homo sapiens walk the earth.
What we can learn from this history is that both human ancestors can be found travelling from their origin which was Africa to Europe, America, Australia, even Asia (Homo Erectus’ fossil discovered in Java, Indonesia in 1891)
Human’s nature and drive to travel and explore had allowed us to populate tha planet placing ourselves as intelligent and dominant species on earth.
Our ability and curiosity to questioned the very concept of boundary and space is our foundation to experience new environment, adapt, and evolve on daily basis.
NASA and International Space Station is one of the proof that our fascination towards heaven is universal and has to be achieved together as united species. Eventhough every part of exploration and human’s conquest always lead to conquering others and will to power, this can also be seen as possibility to space vacation, recreation and enjoyment.
Space Travelling / Present Condition.
Through Space X, Elon Musk has openned another door to multi-planetary living, with ultimate goal of enabling people to live on another planet. One of the issue that Space X tried to solve is reusability; how we can reuse the spaceship and transform it into somekind of vessel to later be able to carry more and more people as public/mass transportation does.
All of us aware of present imposibility to share space travelling to everybody, Other issues besides technology might be skill/ability needed to adapt to space & travel environment, cost and expenses people need to spend, and the last is food and mineral resources for everyone to survive within one trip.
Space Transit Realized
In the future, when we have all the resources and technology to travel to space regularly, the need to transit might be vital to the space travelling system.
As discoveries of Exoplanets rises, Space Transit will be our strategy to reach far faraway planets and at the same time establishing travelling infrastructure between planets.
The Space Transit hub will house:
01. Water, forest, and integrated farming area where we can develop our own food production system, independent from the need to import crops, vegetables, poultry and meat products from earth
02. Market and Restaurants, where travellers make transaction to buy food products
03. Spaceship runway and parking area.
04. Energy Station to charge or fuel the vessels or spaceships
05. Waste Processing Area where organic and anorganic waste processed, recycled and waste containment unit replaced with new new ones before the ship travel to another place
Located at an Asteroid, the hub will also mine minerals.
There are two important things we need for space farming: water cycle and integrated farming system. integrated farming system will complete this space farming by forming its own ecosystem while The water area (going to be a fishery) will provide rain for the whole ecosystem.
The formed ecosystem will be able to run its cycle automatically with less waste, cutting expenses for the travellers to bear. At the same time, Earth natural environment is crucial for space traveling. Beside food that we need in terms of survival, human need a meaningful contact with their nature. The hub will be the first space transit hub with its terraformed ecosystem as its own attraction.
Trans Station is our submission for Jacques Rougerie International Competition.
The project has been shortlisted along with seven other projects across countries.