Sandra Häuplik-Meusburger

TU Wien, Institute for Architecture and Design, Vienna, Austria; Academic Course Director, Course Space, Science Academy Lower Austria, Austria; Director, space-craft Architektur • Senior lecturer

Sandra Häuplik-Meusburger is a researcher and practicing architect in habitability design solutions for compact and extreme environments. Since 2019 she is the academic director of the Science Academy in Lower Austria for which she developed the curriculum of a 2-year-interdisciplinary course on space research and technologies for adolescents. She has published several scientific papers and worked on aerospace design and research projects, as PI, collaborator, manager and initiator. Sandra’s research expertise is Habitability Design in Extreme Environments. She uses cross-program comparison and analysis of inhabited isolated, confined and extreme environments (ICEs) on Earth and Space from a human perspective as a basis for the systematic assessment of existing and future living and working environments in space. Her work incorporates several data collection methods including personal interviews with astronauts, polar researchers and simulation members. She is principal investigator of the ‘HI-SEAS Habitability Study’ during the Hawaii Space Exploration Analog Simulation Mission. Sandra is a corresponding member of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) and the author of the books Architecture for Astronauts - An Activity Based Approach (Springer, 2011), Space Architecture Education for Engineers and Architects – Designing and Planning Beyond Earth (Springer, 2016, co-author O. Bannova) and the upcoming book Space Habitats and Habitability (Springer, 2021, co-author Sheryl Bishop).


The Global Space Exploration Conference 2021

14-18 June 2021

St. Petersburg, Russia