Creature Comforts in Space:

Designing Enjoyment & Sustainability

for Off-World Living

by samuel M. Coniglio IV

ADVANCE PRAISE FOR CREATURE COMFORTS IN SPACE

“Creature Comforts in Space is a key to unlocking the monumental opportunity

of Large-Scale Space Migration (LSSM).”

– Frank White, space philosopher, author of “The Overview Effect”

“Outer space design pioneer Samuel Coniglio has been pushing the boundaries of

creating ever better quality experiences for living off-world.”

– John Spencer, Outer Space Architect, Founder of the Space Tourism Society

“Samuel Coniglio’s Creature Comforts catalogs the things that

will make the future of space more human.”

– Phnam Bagley, space architect and industrial designer at Nonfiction


After 50 years of space exploration, off-world living is still like going on an extreme camping trip. Living out there is uncomfortable at best. This book tackles the challenge of Creature Comforts: those hard-to-describe things that make life more enjoyable, have mental health benefits, and are fun! Using the analogy of building a homestead on the high frontier, early space settlers need to develop long term sustainability techniques with limited resources. This book isn't just about making life better beyond our planet; it's a blueprint for enhancing life on Earth through thoughtful, space-inspired design.


This is the first book from Samuel Coniglio, a space futurist and design advocate on a mission to understand the challenges of off-world living, and to use them as design constraints for building a better orbital lifestyle.


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About SAMUEL

Samuel Coniglio is a futurist, technical writer, photographer, inventor, and private space industry advocate. He is a board member and former Vice President of the Space Tourism Society.


Since 1996, he has been researching and prototyping off-world domestic concepts to make life easier “for the rest of us” in space. His Zero Gravity Cocktail Glass concept won international acclaim and reinvents how to drink liquids in a microgravity environment. His cocktail-making “drinkbots” have been showcased on Discovery Channel and Wall Street Journal. His new book, “Creature Comforts in Space,” is about making life more comfortable and sustainable for off-world living.


SPACE ADVOCACY

Here are some organizations I’ve worked closely with over the years.

Recent Space Presentations

by the Author

Overview Roundtable

2023-09-23

“The Delta Clipper Experimental (DC-X): How a Little-Known Project Jumpstarted the NewSpace Revolution.”

Presented online at the Overview Roundtable.

Slide Deck

UNITED NATIONS

2023-09-15

“Creature Comforts in Space.”

Presented online at the 18th Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Proposal at United Nations General Assembly, via Space Renaissance International.

Video, Slide Deck

100 year starship conference

2023-02-03

“Creature Comforts in Space, 5 minute edition.”

Presented online for 100 Year Starship Conference: Nexus Nairobi.

Slide Deck

Space Renaissance International Session

2022-01-03

“Space Tourism: An Introduction.”

Presented online at Space Renaissance International.

Video, Slide Deck

Space Renaissance Congress

2021-06-29

“Orbital Design: Space Shower”

Presented online at the 2021 Space Renaissance Congress.

Video, Slide Deck

DorkbotSF

2020-06-24

“Zero Gravity Cocktail Glass: A Post Mortem.” Presented online for DorkbotSF Hacker group.

Video, Slide Deck

Mentioned in Books

Chris Carberry. “Alcohol in Space: Past, Present and Future.”

McFarland Publishing. 2019.

https://mcfarlandbooks.com/product/alcohol-in-space/


Also a Documentary: (Coming in 2024!)

Barbara Brownie. “Spacewear: Weightlessness and the Final Frontier of Fashion.”

Bloomsbury Publishing. January 10, 2019.

https://www.bloomsbury.com/us/spacewear-9781350000346/

Johannes Grenzfurthner, et. al. “Screw The System – Explorations of Spaces, Games and Politics through Sexuality and Technology.”

monochrom’s Arse Elektronika Anthology #4. RE/SEARCH Publications, 2013.

https://www.monochrom.at/arse-elektronika/bookings.html

James Carrott and Brian David Johnson. “Vintage Tomorrows: A Historian and a Futurist Journey Through Steampunk into the Future of Technology.”

O’Reilly Media / Make: Community. February 2013.

https://www.oreilly.com/library/view/vintage-tomorrows/9781449337988/

Vintage Tomorrows Documentary

Director: Byrd McDonald https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2091476/

Misuzu Onuki. “I will go to space next week!”

Kasuga Publishing Co. Ltd. 2009.

https://parabolicarc.com/2009/04/05/space-fashionista-publishes-space-tourism-book-japan/

John Spencer and Karen Rugg. “Space Tourism: Do You Want to Go?”

CG Publishing / Apogee Books. 2004. https://www.cgpublishing.com/Books/SpaceTourism.html

Recent Interviews

“Commercial Space Pioneers Series -- Telling Tales.”

Space Frontier Foundation YouTube Channel. September 12, 2023.

https://www.youtube.com/live/awqJA39KhJk?si=M8N2uzj3yZdsOPhN

“Space Marketing Podcast with Sam Coniglio – Technical Writer and Space Futurist,”

Space Marketing Podcast with Izzy House. Marketing Podcast Network. January 25, 2023. https://marketingpodcasts.net/2023/01/space-marketing-podcast-with-sam-coniglio-technical-writer-and-space-futurist/

“Space Renaissance WebConference on SpaceTourism - October 26th 2020.”

Space Renaissance International Youtube Channel. October 26, 2020.

https://youtu.be/OkieufCocTM?si=AUcvVzUacnQeetsh

Contact

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“No matter where you go, there you are.” --Buckaroo Banzai