FAR OUT - Suits, Habs and Labs for Outer Space - 2019.09.02


SFMOMA

This is the view from my apartment of downtown San Francisco. You can see the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in the middle lower part of the photo. It is the red brick building with the white round top and a larger white extenstion behind it.

History of SFMOMA - The Museum of Modern Art

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) is a modern art museum located in San Francisco, California. A nonprofit organization, SFMOMA holds an internationally recognized collection of modern and contemporary art, and was the first museum on the West Coast devoted solely to 20th-century art. The museumís current collection includes over 33,000 works of painting, sculpture, photography, architecture, design, and media arts. They are displayed in 170,000 square feet (16,000 m2) of exhibition space, making the museum one of the largest in the United States overall, and one of the largest in the world for modern and contemporary art.

SFMOMA reopened on May 14, 2016, following a major three-year-long expansion project. The expansion more than doubles the museumís gallery spaces and provides almost six times as much public space as the previous building, allowing SFMOMA to showcase an expanded collection along with the Doris and Donald Fisher Collection of contemporary art.

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Overview of the Exhibit

FAR OUT - Suits, Habs and Labs for Outer Space - 2019.09.02:

Fifty years since the first footsteps on the Moon, the exploration of the cosmos remains irresistible, and the ambition to establish commercial space travel and planetary settlements continues to capture the imagination. Far Out: Suits, Habs, and Labs for Outer Space celebrates the visionary ideas and ingenious solutions from architects, artists, and designers who dared to imagine life far out among the stars. In parallel to the advances of a booming space industry, artists and architects are reckoning with the social and cultural effects of our cosmic quest. Extraterrestrial conditions amplify the challenge to design for space travel, and new research and technologies are making what was once science fiction a reality. This exhibition presents realized and conceptual designs for space suits, habitats, and laboratories alongside a selection of film and visual art, including designs from Rick Guidice, Raymond Loewy, NASA, Neri Oxman, Tom Sachs, and others.



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FAR OUT Overview - Colliers Magazine reporting Designs for Space in 1952

The drawing on the Collier Magazine looks like the space station currenly under construction to circle the Moon!


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Designs for Space Habitats!


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Space Suit used on the Moon. Under wear is cooled by water running through the tubes!


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How do they accommodate women and their needs, just asking! Oxygen cleansing and so on in the Back Pack.


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Various Space Suits and the one from A Space Odyssey 2001. Mockup of a Space Station.


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Designs for Space Habitats! The surface habitat is using local water on the moon or Mars to build something that would light shine through to grow plants.

Doesn't seem very practical, plants need to be warm so wonder how they would keep the surface frozen but allow light to shine through?


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Mining an Asteroid. Inside a Space Station.



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