Larry Toups

Exploration Missions Planning Office
NASA Johnson Space Center


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. 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. After joining NASA in 1994 he worked in the ISS Program Office. From 1998-2006 Mr. Toups assumed the role of Habitability Systems Lead in the ISS Vehicle Office. He is currently in the Exploration Mission Planning Office at Johnson Space Center supporting the agency’s NextSTEP Habitation work which focuses on innovative concepts for future habitation beyond Low Earth Orbit. In addition to his NASA responsibilities he is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Houston College of Engineering and Chalmers University in Gothenburg, Sweden.


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