It should be said: from today there is life on Mars! These days the developer of advanced construction technologies ICON announced the arrival of Mars Dune Alpha, a habitat printed entirely in 3D. The project was born with the aim of studying and monitoring the physical condition of the explorers who will reach Mars during the next scientific missions of NASA. The project is signed by the Bjarke Ingels Group studio, currently engaged in the construction of a possible Martian city in the Dubai desert.
The structure of about 160 square meters, consists of four private accommodation, dedicated workstations, medical stations, food cultivation stations and a shared area. In addition, residents of Mars Dune Alpha will have private rooms to customize and two bathrooms instead of one. The ceilings can also be raised or lowered to ensure a unique experience of each place with the aim of countering the monotony of space and crew fatigue. In view of your daily needs, inside the room you can customize the lighting, temperature and sound control. The entire habitat has a furniture made of fixed furniture and modular objects. Mars Dune Alpha also has a hydroponic nursery for indoor plant and vegetable cultivation, a gym, a medical room and various areas to relax and work.
As Bjarke Ingels, founder and creative director of BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group says: “Together with NASA and ICON, we are studying what living on another planet will mean for the human experience. The data obtained from this research will provide NASA with the information necessary for long-term exploration missions. The results Mars Dune Alpha will take us one step closer to becoming a multiplanetic”.