Tim Holland, a spring 2012 graduate of Space Studies, has a summer internship at Johnson Space Center. He is working on the design of the Deep Space Habitat (DSH). DSH is a space station that is being designed to house four astronauts outside of Earth’s gravity’s sphere of influence. His main focus is the interior layout of the habitable volume of the DSH. Along with this he is working on volume and mass estimates of consumables that are used by the crew such as food, clothing and hygiene products. There is 20 foot diameter vacuum chamber at Johnson Space Center (JSC) that will be modified to become an analog test-bed of the DSH’s interior. The goal of the test-bed is to test the interior layout using crewed multi-day missions.
He is shown here with NASA astronaut Dr. Jeanette J. Epps and JAXA astronaut Dr. Satoshi Furukawa as they were about to be lowered in the NBL to perform a seven hour EVA.