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Constance Adams, an architect who gave up designing skyscrapers to develop structures that would help travelers live with reasonable comfort on the International Space Station, Mars or the moon, died on Monday at her home in Houston. She was 53.
Working with Kriss Kennedy, a NASA space architect, Ms. Adams helped design the TransHab (short for Transit Habitat), a three-level inflatable module that, attached to the outside of the space station, would have augmented the cramped quarters in which astronauts have lived and worked since the craft was first launched in 2000. It would have also been used on a Mars mission.

A full-size prototype of TransHab was built, but the project never received the government financing that was needed to deploy it to outer space.

(A smaller version of TransHab has found life. A private company, Bigelow Aerospace, licensed the technology from NASA and attached its expandable activity module to the space station in 2016. It is being used not as a living habitat but to stow cargo.)


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While aware of the TransHab concept, I confess no knowledge of Ms. Adams until reading this piece.

R.I.P and thank you for your contributions.


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