OUR created in 2015 called the competition Challenging habitats with 3D printing create appropriate shelters that will be in month. Mars and other planets. After four years of work, the US space agency has announced the three best teams, which will share the $ 100,000 prize.
The competition was presented to 11 teams to qualify their projects according to their design, programming, use of space, scalability of 3D printing and capacity building. Everyone judged the jury who set the winners.
Mars's incubator He scored third place at this stage and won $ 32,623.88. The team from New Haven, Connecticut, presented a model of four spherical modules that were interconnected to the larger. Each of them is connected to bridges that allow crew members to move from one place to another without leaving.
The carriers are made of regular and polyethylene plastic with basalt fibers. The structure is resistant to radiation.
Structure Zopherus won second place and won $ 33,422.01. This model is the main module from which to print more articles in 3D format. In this way, the habitat would have a community, hydroponics, dormitories and a laboratory module. This "house" can be expanded to the needs of research.
SEArch + / Apis Cor
The winner was SEArch + / Apis Cor which took $ 33,954.11. This design includes a bow that is resistant to all the pressure inside the module. Includes a separate space that can be closed in case of emergency. There are also two laboratories, four bedrooms, a greenhouse and a relaxation area.