Eugeni Quitllet has revealed GalaXsea, a proposed solar-powered sailboat that can be 3D-printed directly in space. He envisions it as a place where space visitors, artists, and scientists alike can embrace the future, all the while surrounded by the great expanse of the unknown and immersed in a unique spatial experience to awaken the senses. Read more for a video and additional information.
Blending the dream world and reality is the goal of GalaXsea, and Quitllet says that the “future is the point of view of the artist who takes a step back, seeking the bigger picture of reality and imagination.” There’s no word yet on when we’ll see a prototype of the sailboat, but we’re guessing that a 3D printer designed specifically for space needs to become a reality first.
“I remember when the future was about leaving earth in a boring rocket or an individual capsule. Scientists were pursuing the dream of living in a hole on the moon or building settlements in a desert in mars. the idea of the future used to sound exciting to us, it seemed like the only possible idea… who could blame us? that was the only vision of the future we were provided with,” said Quitllet.