If we can live on Mars is hard to say, but what’s 100% clear is that the planet is colder than Earth, recording values around -63 °C (-82°F), as cold as a night in Antarctica. That’s not all, there is also the thin climate that is unbreathable to people and earthbound animals.
What’s more, to empower the development procedure, NASA has banded together with Bradley University of Peoria to release the 3D-Printed Habitat Centennial Challenge contest. As a major aspect of NASA’s Centennial Challenges, which are supported by the Space Technology Mission Directorate, this challenge as of late granted $100,000 in prize cash to five groups for their outline ideas.
The contest started in 2014 and has been organized in three stages:
Stage 1-the Design Competition: the groups were asked to make a presentation of the proposed living space (concluded in 2015-$50,000 reward).
Stage 2 – the Structural Member Competition: concentrated on material technologies, which put the groups to make basic segments (concluded in 2017-1.1 million reward).
Stage 3 – the On-Site Habitat Contest: (which is the present period of the contest) combatants were given with manufactured sub-scale forms of their living spaces.
This phase has five stages of contest, which comprise of two virtual stages and three development stages.
“We are encouraging a wide range of people to come up with innovative designs for how they envision a habitat on Mars. The virtual levels allow teams from high schools, universities and businesses that might not have access to large 3D printers to still be a part of the competition because they can team up with those who do have access to such machinery for the final level of the competition.”
NASA is looking for open commitment with this contest to advance enthusiasm for space investigation and address future difficulties.