Friends in Space – Say Hello to an Astronaut and learn how simple, yet powerful, human connections can be.

Friends in Space is the first social network that extends beyond Earth: an interactive data driven experience we imagined, designed and developed at Accurat.

It is conceived and designed to build a real-time human connection between people from all over the world and the first Italian woman astronaut, Samantha Cristoforetti, who has been launched on the I.S.S. last Sunday, to be part of the Futura42 mission.

It is a proof of concept to investigate how digital connections between people can be aesthetically pleasant and leave room for wonder, poetry and imagination: an exploration on the power of a beautiful interactive experience to trigger people to use and be part of a digital application.


I wrote a full article on Medium explaining our motivations and the design choices along the way, you can read it here or just go play with Friends in Space!


About giorgia lupi

1981 I am an architect that never built any house (luckily). I work with information, designing, researching and drawing a lot. I am co-founder ad design director at Accurat ( I am a PhD student at Milan Politecnico (

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