A surface mission to Mars will involve a lengthy stay in a harsh environment. Many have argued that this could be a psychologically draining experience as astronauts are forced into confined spaces with no light, perhaps underground away from harsh radiation. But architects Kelsey Lents and Jeffrey Montes don’t believe that’s necessary. They and their teams helped design the Mars Ice House, a 3D-printed ice dome that caught the eye of NASA and became a feasibility study to build a surface habitat.
LINKS (Mars Ice House)
- Mars Ice House – The initial concept and first place winner of NASA’s Centennial Challenge
- Video on Mars Ice House
- Mars Ice House – NASA Awards Announcement (1st place winner)
LINKS (Mars Ice Home)
LINKS (Clouds AO)
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