AI SpaceFactory MARSHA Mars Habitat

Life on Mars is closer than you think. Many companies have already begun working on transportation to and from the Red Planet, and now a housing solution is in the works. NASA sent out a call through their Centennial Challenge, seeking the greatest architectural talents to design a habitat that could stand up to the conditions on Mars. AI SpaceFactory answered with MARSHA. The award-winning dwelling is a 15-foot interplanetary structure. Its pod-like form is 3D printed using biodegradable and recyclable basalt composite — a native Martian material that is strong and durable enough to handle pressure, smoke, and impact. The interior is spread throughout four levels and consists of "human-centric" features to support a life mostly lived indoors. Their design beat out 60 other entries and earned them a $500,000 prize.

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