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Larry Toups

Larry Toups

Adjunct Professor for Space Architecture, University of Houston, Sasakawa International Center for Space Architecture
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. Currently he is an Adjunct Professor at the Sasakawa International Center for Space Architecture at the University of Houston College of Engineering. He is also a visiting faculty member at Rice University within the Environmental Studies Program, and at Lund University School of Industrial Design in Lund, Sweden.

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