NS Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), a group of architects, designers and builders based in Copenhagen and New York, collaborated with them NASA it’s icon to create a file Mars Alpha Sand DunesAnd A set of 3D-printed facilities that will provide long-term housing for astronauts on missions to Mars. According to the Archdaily platform, which advances in information, these structures, currently at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, were designed by the Danish Architectural Bureau, and 3D printed by the ICON team, And you’ll soon be home to Team NASA.
According to the platform, this project is an innovative step towards designing housing and civilization on Mars. The structure is designed with a “privacy gradient” with Four private cabins for the crew, workstations, medical and food rooms, as well as living quarters.
Moreover, it has been installed Modular and mobile furniture, with customizable lighting, sound and temperature, which gives astronauts the freedom to organize their space, as stated in the article.
“This is the most faithful simulated habitat ever built by humans. Mars Dune Alpha aims to serve a very specific purpose, Preparing people to live on another planet. We wanted to develop the most faithful analog as possible, to help humanity’s dream to expand to the stars. 3D printing of Habitat has made it clear that on a construction scale it is an essential part of the human Earth’s toolkit for habitation on the Moon and Mars,” revealed Jason Ballard, ICON co-founder and CEO.
Archdaily notes that Mars Dune Alpha is part of the NASA Crew Health and Performance Exploration Program (CHAPEA), which provides information for the space food system, with analysis of physical health, behavior and performance for future space missions.
In turn, “the data obtained from the research will directly inform NASA’s criteria for long-range exploration missions and, as such, potentially lay the foundation for a new Martian language,” according to BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group Founder and Creative Director, Bjarke Ingels.
NASA has already begun hiring for a long-term analog study of Mars, in a 3D-printed habitat, which will begin in the fall of 2022.
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