NASA has announced the shortlisted designs for what could be the first human habitat on a planet other than Earth.
Team Staye have dreamed up a silo-shaped, multi-level corkscrew (pictured) that would bore into the Equatorial Frozen Sea. This would use cement 3D printing to create walls, furniture, and more.
ARCH devised a doughnut house (pictured) that would be made from reinforced Martian clay that could be constructed on the planet.
GAMMA have created a "semi-autonomous multi-robot regolith additive manufacturing system" (pictured) to create a "protective in situ shield around a modular inflatable hab".
The Ancile-Hab: Shield of Mars has been devised by SICSA, and is an adaptable power plant that can easily print 3D structures to create more habitats.
On September 26 and 27 the 30 finalists will be showcased at NYC Maker Faire. Winners will be selected at the event.
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