Published: March 23, 2022

The Habitats Optimized for Missions of Exploration (HOME) mockup was designed and built by the human spaceflight graduate projects team led by former NASA astronaut Colonel Jim Voss. The graduate projects experience includes learning systems engineering design, manufacturing, and human factors testing principles in the context of crewed landers, rovers, habitats, etc. The HOME mockup includes displays, docking and landing control simulators, a science station, a 6DOF robotic arm, data connections to environmental control testbeds, and day-in-the-life stations similar to those in actual space habitat designs. Researchers spread across a variety of projects use the mockup to investigate human health and performance and to develop environmental control systems.

HOME Thumb

Plants Mod

Table Mod

Joystick Mod

Robotic Arm