The year is 2216, the crisis of global warming reaches a margin where earth is not sustainable to maintain any forms of advanced life. This proposal is a spacecraft to provide sufficient aids for living of both animals and animal keepers.
1. Animal life habits:
I choose to carry bats to universe. Bat is a very unique flying mammal. By research,I summarize three features of this species:(1)Bats sleep the day and hunt at night; (2)When resting, it hangs on the rock of cave’s roof with its body upside down;(3)Ultrasonic locating ability. The design methodologies is dependent on these characteristics to make them to suit the outerspace lives.
- Design logic:
- the spacecraft will be divided into three functional blocks：bat's living space, bat's flight space and human living space. And the living space is surrounded by flying sapce;
- To suit bat’s bioclock, I use Biomimicry strategies on the design, where the shape of the spacecraft is like the moving wings of bats. When the device open, which simulates the night on earth, bats can start hunting for food. It is noticeable that the exterior of the flying space is a membrane structure, also reflecting the body structure of bats. By contrast, during the other half day, the “door” closes and the interior of the wing space(living space) lights on ， thus it leads to daylight simulation.
- take advantage of its ultrasonic locating ability: Humans’ space shuttle creates the sonar with the coordinating frequency of bats’ so as to decrease the impact on their flight. Also the membrane structure can also be split off for bats to let them fly in space. Then through Ultrasonic guidance, bats can fly back home. (In 2216，bats have high-tech equipment-flying suits to help them survive in the outerspace, dealing with the pressure difference between inner body and the vacuum and allowing them to breathe freely ).