3D-Printed Homes Made For Mars

This structure was made using natural materials found on Mars. 😲It was then tested at the NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration 3D Printed Habitat Challenge, a contest to invent a viable housing solution for potential future residents of the red planet.

3D-Printed Homes Made For Mars

These 3D-printed homes were built for Mars. Two innovative teams faced off for NASA’s 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge to create shelters out of recyclables and materials that could be found on deep-space destinations, like the moon and Mars. Once the printing process was complete, the structures were subjected to tests that measured their ability to hold an atmosphere, tolerance to withstand meteor impact, and overall strength. Teams were scored on material makeup, design, structural integrity, and performance.

New York-based AI. SpaceFactory won the $500,000 prize— beating out 60 challengers. The technology competition aims to further NASA’s deep space goals, but also provide viable housing solutions for Earth, the moon and Mars.

Penn State went home with $200,000. While neither design is quite ready to be launched into space just yet, the boundaries broken here were remarkable. Few people worldwide are building with this emerging technology at this scale.

“I think there are a number of us in this room who have, for years, always remembered where we were when man first stepped on the moon. Thanks to these teams and thanks to the efforts from everybody, one day we may also be able to say, “We were there, we saw when they were first building the structures that allowed us to put a man and a woman on Mars.”, in a speech by 2nd place Penn State.

Such technologies placed in space will allow more sustainable and independent exploration missions. But additive manufacturing—a term that covers a spectrum of technologies that build 3D objects by adding layer upon layer of material—have applications here on Earth, too. These capabilities could be recycled to construct housing affordably, quickly, and with indigenous materials.


05/08/2019 2:00 PMupdated: 06/14/2019 2:35 PM
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  • Fernando P.
    05/08/2019 14:52

    Excelente reportaje, relacionada con la estructura impresa 3D. Para las futuras viviendas en el planeta rojo!!!

  • Brut
    05/08/2019 15:25

    Planning on moving to Mars one day? Here's what you need to know about the first ever "marsquake" detected by scientists. 🌌�08

  • Maricela P.
    05/09/2019 02:39

    Sean Patrick

  • Cabdulaahi A.
    05/12/2019 13:19

    Won't stand Martian winds.

  • Luis A.
    05/12/2019 19:30

    Why are people wasting money in building shelters that can be used in mars ? That is so stupid ! We should instead be finding ways to protect our planet

  • マイケル ロ.
    05/15/2019 11:54

    Take all trash from earth as it is raw material and make a plastic styro cement mixture along with the other particles to make the solution as strong and durable as possible and combine this with modern technology solution for handful of problems

  • Reeshal R.
    05/16/2019 08:07

    Music name?

  • Maureen S.
    05/16/2019 17:02

    How about just protect and save the Earth while we still can instead of trying to look for another planet for humans to live?

  • Dwight M.
    05/17/2019 01:25

    I want to host competitions like this!!

  • David L.
    05/17/2019 14:04

    Get er done

  • Alex L.
    05/19/2019 01:37

    What u gonna do stand up in them the whole time

  • Jose L.
    05/21/2019 15:49

    Why not take us under water instead of living in space? How much land and shit would there be for the world to go underwater?

  • Yenis E.
    05/21/2019 19:24

    human biggest enemy of nature 👽👽👽

  • Bud A.
    05/22/2019 02:30

    Why put a Man and a Woman. Why not two men or two women?

  • Syed A.
    05/22/2019 20:29

    Pls first go to the moon and then try to think of going to mars. Which u never will. And can never.

  • Derek R.
    05/23/2019 01:20

    Dropping a rock from 10feet up isn’t exactly like a meteor strike... fools

  • Seil A.
    05/23/2019 01:27

    NASA is full of shit

  • Dennis S.
    05/23/2019 14:24

    3D printen hehe

  • Marco P.
    05/23/2019 15:36

    But according to so called "humans" earth is flat. They also said space isn't real.

  • Jamal T.
    05/23/2019 16:39

    On What ? Kinder is more available