Even though people have not even entered Mars, NASA seems to have managed living conditions for designing 3D printed houses built from materials available on the Red Planet.
The Space Agency launched a design competition in 2015, calling on architects and technology experts to design habitats where people can live on Mars.
The houses had to be suitable for 3D printing as NASA wanted to equip Mars rovers with large-scale printers to protect the planet habitable when people arrive.
This month's winning design was titled "Marsha" by AI SpaceFactory, a New York City-based "Multi-Planetary Architectural and Technology Design Agency."
The habitat is created by conical buildings, 15 feet high and 8 feet in diameter. They are to be printed in just 30 hours and would represent a "tiny earth bubble in a distant world".
Spiral staircases connect four levels within the pods, each dedicated to specific activities.
Check it out:
On the ground floor there is a sealed hatch for entering and leaving the capsule in spacesuits and laboratories for the astronauts to work.
The other levels include a kitchen, garden for growing plants, sports and leisure room and four "sleepy pods" consisting of a private living area with a bed and a desk.
Each level has a window through which natural light falls into the shell while it is still in operation. The crew is protected from harmful solar radiation and cosmic radiation.
AI SpaceFactory plans to use an innovative blend of basaltic fibers derived from mars rock and renewable bioplastics (polylactic acid or PLA) derived from plants grown on Mars.
The design agency beat 60 other teams to claim first place in the competition and received $ 500,000 for their innovative prototype.
According to CNBC NASA announced that AI SpaceFactory uses biopolymer composites It has been discovered that basalt fibers and bioplastics are "stronger and more durable" than prototypes using concrete.
It is reported that NASA is aiming to have people on Mars by 2030, after launching a rover in 2020 to illuminate the current weather. Wind, radiation and dust.
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is optimistic about starting civilization on Mars and has expressed the conviction that by 2050, there could be a whole city up there when we go to work soon.
March, he tweeted:
It is possible to build a self-sustaining city on Mars by 2050, starting in 5 years and performing 10 orbital synchronizations.
It is possible to establish a self-sustaining city on Mars by 2050, when we start in 5 years & 10 ke Orbital Synchronizations
– Elon Musk March 25, 2019
With big ambitions on Mars, it could not be long before the space of AI SpaceFactory becomes reality!
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