- Profiting from the emerging space experience economy
John Spencer, gives a presentation on space habitat design. Since then he’s become widely regarded as an expert in outer space architecture, working on projects for NASA, serving as a consultant to major movie studios and creating innovative concepts for space and future themed projects ranging from resort hotels, to theme parks, exhibits, media, and products.
John first caught the “space bug” while he was still an architecture student, after reading The High Frontier, by Princeton physics professor, Dr. Gerard K. O’Neill, the “father of space colonies.” The vision of life in space for thousands of people was a stunning inspiration that set the course for the rest of his life. It didn’t take him long to see the potential of space tourism as the fastest, most economic way to make that happen. Now he’s focused on creating the “passenger experience” for citizen explorers, using the cruise ship and super yacht industry as a model.
Recreational spheres, and three smaller emergency life pods attached to a hard core hub, *Destiny One* would provide the luxury and comfort of a five-star hotel. Guests would be treated to panoramic views of the Earth sweeping gracefully below, and offered a variety of recreational activities to enhance their experience of weightlessness.
John’s estimation, so in the meantime he’s creating more down-to-earth ways for people to get a taste of the future today. Space Renaissance, Inc. (SRI), designs and produces space fairs, touring space shows, and Space Experience Simulators that the whole family can enjoy. John coined the term “simutainment” to describe this new frontier of entertainment design. He designed and developed a three-day simulated space cruise to low-Earth orbit that inspired Japan’s “Space World”. He created and designed a future theme complex called “Future Port,” featuring “The Science Fiction Hall of Fame” which will be built nest to the Queen Mary in Long Beach. It will be a sight to behold, with the main building shaped like a giant flying saucer, and a sequence of lights around the rim to create the illusion of spinning.