NASA Deep Space Food Challenge and Beyond at Smart Design

Celebrating the spirit of design and innovation that will make deep space exploration possible


As part of NYCxDESIGN Festival, join John Anderson, Executive Technology Director at Smart Design, and Denise Morris, NASA Program Manager, as they welcome Phnam Bagley, Founding Partner & Creative Director of Nonfiction, Ralph Fritsche, Senior Project Manager for Space Crop Production at NASA, and Conrad Zeidler, Engineer, Food Production Team at the Canadian Space Agency, for a discussion on the role and impact of design and innovation as we reach for the stars.


Starting with the NASA Deep Space Food Challenge they will discuss their approaches and perspectives to designing and developing food production systems, terrestrial analogs, and the infrastructure needed to sustain long-duration space missions and everyday life in your home and community.


Due to exceptional response we have reached the limit for in-studio attendance. We hope you will join us on Zoom.


If you are interested in exploring the design open studios at the Brooklyn Navy Yard from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm, you can still register here


Missed the cut-off? Email us


Saturday, May 20
5:00 PM — 6:30 PM



Smart Design
63 Flushing Avenue
Building 127, Suite 3B
Brooklyn, NY 11205