3D Printed Cylinders Tower Over Mars Surface in Latest Design
Nasr's three d. printed habitat challenge has seen several companies now competing for a high honor to design the first habitats for humans on the moon. And even Moore's using three d. printing, these competitors have proven their ability to create structures such as cones cylinders and beams. The most recent phase of the competition takes things to a new level by asking the teams to present their ideas for entire structures. Lot of the ideas offered thus far have been low dome like structure, some partially buried in the ground, but a space factory. The second place winner of the most recent competition round has something a little bit different in mind. Marsha short for Mars habitat features, tall, Celinda, Rickel structures that resemble along gated eggs, optimized to Hindle internal atmospheric pressure and structural stresses. They're quite different from earth dwellings which are designed to handle mostly gravity and wind. The ground level of each Marsha structure has garage that contains external systems and exploration activities with a supporting wet lab above that is the main hub with thirty four square meters of joint dry lab and kitchen. The third level has individual cabins sanitation pod and a hydroponic garden. The fourth level is a recreation and exercise area and features a bright water-filled skylight. Each building is made from two shells with the space between them acting as a light. Well, the reason so much work is being put into developing methods and materials for construction on Mars is that it isn't realistic at all to consider bringing materials from earth. So everything must be fabricated from the materials readily available on the red planet or the moon to that. End space factory is developing assault fiber, reinforced p. l. a. with the basaltic stranded from Moore's rocks and the p. l. a. harvested and processed from plants grown on Mars. Whenever humans do get to the point at which colonizing Mars is an imminent possibility. NASA plans to send robots ahead to the planet together materials and create three d printed habitats so that they're ready for the people when they arrive. The structures may look alien from the outside, but on the inside they appear comfortable and livable. The fact that they're built vertically means that there's no need for a robot to travel across an unknown surface to build them a stationary Rover with a telescoping arm, builds the structures in its place. NASA has worded AI space factory almost twenty one thousand dollars to further develop their project. And of course I'll keep you updated here on your weekly tech update.