Photo credit: Hassell Studio
Ever wonder what an above-ground Mars habitat could look like if it were built by a group of autonomous robots? If so, Hassell Studio shows us their proposal, which was also entered into NASA’s international 3D Printed Habitat Challenge. The team partnered with structural engineers at Eckersley O’Callaghan (EOC) and it consists of an external shell made from local Martian regolith. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
These shells would be built in advance by autonomous robots before exploration teams arrived to construct the interior, or a series of inflatable ‘pods’ that have everything needed for life on Mars. Their goal was to bring a more human element to space design by making it a home away from home where astronauts can carry out the most important work in the history of space exploration.
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