For the past 30 years John Spencer has been pioneering the field of outer space architecture, including design work for NASA, as well as space and future-themed entertainment projects which have been built around the world.
His award-winning work for NASA includes interior designs for the International Space Station and the SpaceHab Module. He designed the interiors for an underwater habitat/laboratory for NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) as well as a science base in Antarctica for the National Science Foundation.
Paralleling his real space work is John’s design and development work on space-themed and future-themed entertainment projects. He is currently working on the proposed $2B integrated resort and entertainment destination called Mars World (an authentic creation of a city of the future on Mars) for Las Vegas and China. Recent design projects include a terminal building for the Mojave Air and Space Port, the Space World pavilion interiors at the South Korean Science Center, and the concept and master plan design for the “Space World Japan” theme park.
John is the founder of the Space Tourism Society and co-author of the book, Space Tourism—Do You Want to Go? He also acts as advisor on space/future themed movies, TV shows and computer games. He has provided advice to James Cameron on his Mars movie, Steven Spielberg’s company Amblin Entertainment on two TV shows and is currently advising Disney Junior’s team for the animated TV series Miles from Tomorrowland. He recently advised JJ Abrams’ company, Bad Robot on a space movie and he provided extensive advice to the director of the movie Passengers. He is a senior space science/futurist advisor for the Science and Entertainment Exchange which is a part of the National Academy of Sciences.