NASA PONDS by Tupperware

growing Vegetables in Micro-gravity.

EXPERIENCE GAINED:

Crafting a user journey w/out partaking in that journey

Intercorporate & Interorbital Collaboration

Developing a product with rigorous “shipping” constraints

Hydrodynamics in Micro-Gravity


PONDS. Passive Orbital Nutrient Delivery System

I feel fortunate to have worked with the development team on the latest plant growing system to go into orbit and to have collaborated with the great minds at NASA to develop this next-gen microgravity farming system tied to their current platform.

VEGGIE. Vegetation Enclosure to Gestate and Grow Interplanetary Edibles

This project is merely a stepping stone to sustainable plant growth for interplanetary missions.

Above Credit: NASA

Above Credit: NASA



"PONDS was an opportunity to do something that no one else has done before," said Reed. "People have been growing plants in space since the Apollo era, but not like this."

“Mission to Mars: Step 240 of 3,390”



NASA HAS A PROBLEM

the Challenge of growing plants in space

 

WHY TUPPERWARE? WHY MY TEAM?

Cost-to-Benefit Ratio of a product design company

 

GETTING TO KNOW OUR AUDIENCE

Understanding Needs & Building A team Around That

 


PROTOTYPE DEVELOPMENT

Re-imagining Hydroponics & Validating Concepts

 

EXPERIENCE DEVELOPMENT

from Functional to Useful

 

READY FOR EARTH & ORBIT

The Final Product Designed for Use Aboard the ISS

 

CAPE CANAVERAL TO THE ISS

Following PONDS on its journey

 

MISSION PATCH DEVELOPMENT

crafting a Memento

 
NASA, as a thank you to the people who contribute to the ISS, leaves open a 4” cubed space per project payload to include patches. The patches are logged by an astronaut and, upon returning to earth, are certified whereby verifying their arrival & retrieval from the ISS.

NASA, as a thank you to the people who contribute to the ISS, leaves open a 4” cubed space per project payload to include patches. The patches are logged by an astronaut and, upon returning to earth, are certified whereby verifying their arrival & retrieval from the ISS.