The project page gives details on most of my past projects, as well as a brief inside on the current ones.
NASA Space Settlement Design Contest
Each year, NASA and NSS organize a space settlement design contest, challenging students to design and theoretically build a self sustaining space module to serve as a permanent home for more than 10,000 people.
Students are meant to address multiple issues, ranging from technical inquiries to life sciences problems, governmental issues, as well as political and economic ones.
Solaris won the First Prize, Individual Category, 9-10 Grade in 2012. The contest statistics, as well as the official results are available here: http://settlement.arc.nasa.gov/Contest/Results/2012/index.html
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SOLARIS 1 Episode One: Structural Design
SOLARIS 2 Episode Two: Technical Engineering
SOLARIS 3 Episode Three: Construction of Solaris
SOLARIS 4 Episode Four: Life Design
SOLARIS 5 Episode Five: Automation and Defense
SOLARIS 6 Episode Six: Research, Business and Expansion
Neo Space Settlement
Neo Space Settlement won the First Prize, Small Team Category, 11 Grade and Second Prize for Literary Merit in 2013. The contest statistics, as well as the official results are available here: http://settlement.arc.nasa.gov/Contest/Results/2013/index.html. (Neo Space Settlement was created in an international team, with students from Romania and the US.)
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Submitted the Amun Mining Mission Project for the European Space Agency (ESA) Odysseus Pan-European Contest.
The entry can be viewed here: http://www.odysseus-contest.eu/?page_id=1358&cntr=24&odct=36.
The project is submitted below: Amun Mining Mission.
October 2012, semifinalist with 3 projects signed up for three different categories; participated in an international team (USA – Romania).
Project description – contest challenging students to inventing new products, aiding aviation and aerospace, cyber security and energy. My team competed in all three categories and qualified for semi-finals. However, our submissions were selected and sent towards companies in their respective domains.
Humans in Space Art Competition, NASA
November 2012 – participated with 3 projects, signed up for three different categories: 3D visual (small team), sequential visual (individual) and written essay (individual, non-native English speaker). The contest received 2076 art entries from 52 countries.
In 3D, our entry received Criterion Recognition Award, and the following review from the judges: “Asteroid spaceship very interesting. Watch the shadows from the light source on multiple object though, they should all be close to the same.”
In sequential visual, 2nd prize was received, with the following reviews: “Keep making art about space! We need artists focusing on art about space! Let me tell you something, I’m a professional artist and I see that one day you will be as well. You should dream of what you’d like to do with your life and your art because I can tell that you will fulfill your dream!” and “Your comic strip is very inspiring! It is very well done and your attention to detail is impressive. I especially enjoyed reading your statement as it was motivating and there is an obvious passion for space flight in your work. Very well done.” (Submission: Solaris)
In written essay, 2nd prize was received, and the review: “Based in inspiration from science fiction the text develops a good and creative and reflective idea of a space settlement. The text combine the ideas from the science fiction with concrete ideas of implementation. A bonus is given for the reference list in the comments to the essay.” (Submission: Essay-Solaris Space Settlement)
Results for Criterion Recognition: http://www.lpi.usra.edu/humansinspaceart/awards/CriterionRecognition.pdf
ESA Project 3: Design your own high-energy astrophysics mission poster
Astrophysics mission scientific poster being awarded the Runner-up Prize in April 2012. Submission: Amun Scientific Poster
NSS Roadmap to Space Settlement Student Art Contest
Grand Prize Winner with Asteroid Mining Module. To be published on the cover of the National Space Society magazine, Ad Astra.
Honorable Mention with Jupiter Orbital Space Settlement. All other design entries were used to be for the conference promotional materials.
Official results here: http://www.nss.org/settlement/calendar/roadmap/gallery.htm
- NASA MOONKAM PROJECT, 2012 – selecting areas of the Moon and taking satellite photographs.
- Cassini “Scientist for a Day”, ESA, December 2012 – Third Prize
- Cassini “Scientist for a Day”, ESA - Honorable Mention, NASA, October, 2011
- NASA Grail Naming Contest – Certificate of Participation – October, 2011
- NASA Quest Challenge – Certificate of Completion, October, 2008.