NASA chose the “Ice House” as a habitat for the first colonists on Mars!

NASA chose the “Ice House” as a habitat for the first colonists on Mars!

On September 27, 2015 Nasa awarded three finalists of the 3-D Printed Habitat Challenge Design Competition. It is a part of NASA’s Centennial Challenges program and is managed by America Makes. It is hard to say when the winning project will be realized on Mars, but the earthly prototype of the house is said to be built soon.


The project presupposes an outside ice skin and an inside living module.

But why actually ice? First of all, the ice skin will protect the dwellers from solar and cosmic radiation. Besides ice is transparent and will let the sunbeams into the inside. And third, the material for the skin is almost inexhaustible, because it will be constructed from Martian ice: special rovers will extract water from the ice below the surface and apply it to form the skin.


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10 Comments
Nugget Smyth
Nugget Smyth
THIS IS REALLY SOMETHING, WILL I EVER SEE IT HAPPEN.. HOPE SO !!!!!!!!!!!
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Jan 10, 2016 10:42PM
David Daniels
Fantastic!! Would love to be able to be there, but I will not. But such an interesting idea. Will work probably until we can terraform Mars.
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Jan 10, 2016 11:04PM
James Vetzel
James Vetzel
I want to live long enough to witness "First Contact"! (better happen soon).
6
Jan 10, 2016 11:18PM
Tom Young
Tom Young
Interesting design...
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Jan 11, 2016 1:51AM
Adrian Capt'n Judge
Won't happen in my lifetime
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Jan 11, 2016 2:48PM
Ismael Cruz
Right now Property is cheap up there. I want to buy a piece of land the size of Alaska for farming purposes. ;-)
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Jan 11, 2016 7:59PM
Harvey Morrow
Harvey Morrow
There goes the neighborhood . . . j
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Jan 12, 2016 4:32PM
George Whitton
George Whitton
Didn't the Eskimos have a patent on the Igloo???
1
Jan 15, 2016 6:12PM
Donald Corrick
I want one for my back yard too
0
Sep 27, 2016 5:15PM
tamtam
That's cool!
0
Jun 22, 2017 4:33PM

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