(N + 1 agency / Adrian Díaz) In 2015, NASA launched a 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge competition aimed at creating permanent shelters for the Moon, Mars and more. Now, an intense job, after four years, the space agency announces the announcement of the best three teams. The prize will be $ 100,000.
In the beginning, eleven groups were presented to the competition, their projects based on the architectural design, programming, efficient use of space, 3D printing and the scalability of construction capacity. In this way, they evaluated a jury that they passed by all the groups. These are three chosen:
New Haven (Connecticut) (United States) won a third position in that phase and won 32,623.88 dollars. This model presents the design of four spherical modules through a larger half. Each module connects the bridges so that a crew can move from one place to another.
Modular supports are made of basaltic fiber and a polythene plastic regulator. The entire structure is resistant to radiation.
Zopherus obtained a second position and obtained 33,422.01 dollars in biology design. This model is the main module for all others to print on 3D. Rovers would be in charge of collecting the Martian regulation for concrete.
In this way, the habitats community unit, hydroponic gardens, crew rooms and laboratory module would be included. It is a positive point that this model can be expanded according to the needs and demands of the research.
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The first position is directed to this group with a complex name, with a total of 33,954.11 dollars. We know Earth's pressure is higher than that of Mars, which is why this design faces all of those pressure within these modules, an arc.
Habitat is also an exceptional area that can be sealed in the emergency room. There are two laboratories in the Habitat, four rooms, a greenhouse and a relaxation area.
The next phase of the competition will be in May. Here groups must print their scales on a 3D printer.