Conference: October 30 – November 3, 2022
Exhibition: October 30 – November 2, 2022
Committee Meetings: October 29 – November 3, 2022
Larry Toups attained a Bachelor of Architecture Degree from the University of Houston. After practicing architecture, he received a Masters Degree in Space Architecture from the University of Houston Sasakawa Institute for Space Architecture (SICSA). From June 1988 – January 1994 he was a Senior Engineer with Lockheed Engineering and Sciences Company at Johnson Space Center. In this role, he provided technical support for JSC’s New Initiatives Office in the area of Systems Engineering of habitats and planetary systems and contributed to numerous NASA studies on the exploration of the moon and Mars. After joining NASA in 1994 he worked in the International Space Station (ISS) Program Office and assumed the role of Habitability Systems Lead in the ISS Vehicle Office and was responsible for human factors requirements, and hardware items such as Crew Quarters, Galley and Food Systems for the ISS. Mr. Toups retired from NASA in January 2020 and is an Emeritus at NASA Johnson Space Center. He is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Houston College of Engineering Space Architecture Program. He also holds teaching positions at Rice University in Houston, and Chalmers University School of Architecture and Civil Engineering, and Lund University School of Industrial Design, both in Sweden.