Mars House Bristol England Martian
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Artists Ella Good and Nicki Kent spent several years designing a Mars house for future astronauts, but the completed project showed up in an unlikely place…Bristol, England. Officially called the ‘Martian House’, this two-story, 53-square-meter house is solar-powered and designed to be lightweight as well as having the ability to withstand the environmental challenges on the Red Planet.



This means that the structure would have to be able to handle temperatures as low as -73° C, along with exposure to galactic and cosmic radiation. To make this possible, the upper level is made from a pressurized inflatable gold-coated foil, while the walls would be filled with Martian regolith (soil). Step inside, and you’ll find a hydroponic living room filled with plants for relaxation and support. A lower level can be built underground within lava tubes that exist beneath Mars’ surface, thus protecting the inhabitants from high levels of radiation. In this lower level, there would be two compact bedroom pods with a shower and a special toilet. If you love space mysteries, there’s this rumor of a secret manned NASA mission to Mars in 1973 that should be looked into.

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Mars House Bristol England Martian
Mars House Bristol England Martian

This project offers us a clean slate to look at how we can live sustainably on a planet, with low power, zero emissions and zero waste. It’s really important to have the diverse community of the city of Bristol involved, as we will need everyone’s skills and ideas for exploring and living on Mars,” said Lucy Berthoud, Professor of Space Systems Engineering from the University of Bristol.

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