Room with a view
The module includes four windows
made of bulletproof glass to fend off
space rocks and other debris. The
window shown here is equipped
with a telescope.
The kitchen area is fitted with
basic equipment for heating
ready-to-eat meals and preparing
standard dishes. A laboratory area
can be used for growing plants
and conducting experiments.
A gentle nudge
Fore and aft
propel the vessel
short distances to
keep it in orbit.
Let there be light
The habitat’s core contains solar
energy–charged lithium batteries
that power lights and computer
displays. A life-support system
pumps oxygen into the cabin and
filters water and air.