When humanity eventually hits Mars, it will be an important achievement, but travelers who first stepped onto the Red Planet will probably not stay there. In the end, however, NASA and other research groups around the world expect us to colonize not only Mars, but other planets, but to realize this dream, we will need space for living interplanetary travelers.
With that in mind, NASA launched its 3D print challenge, the Habitat Challenge, which instructed teams of researchers and engineers to design homes for space travelers that could be built on demand using 3D printing equipment brought along with a theoretical trip on Mars or another planet earth. Now one of the final stages of the contest is over, and NASA has chosen three of its favorite virtual homes.
The competition was held in three stages, and each stage is divided into several specific tasks. The teams are currently in the final stage, and the virtual 3D work that has just completed has given three unique living environments.
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The biggest test for teams will be head to head, which will put them before printing a small version of their works before the audience of scientists and science fanatics. This event is scheduled to take place from May 1 to May 4 in Illinois, and the wallet of the award sits at a huge $ 800,000.
This does not guarantee that the first people who colonize Mars actually live in houses simulated the same way as those developed by the teams in this competition, but this is a good way for NASA to explore new possibilities of living and potentially find engineers. and the designers with whom he would like to work when that day finally arrives.