The finalists of the NASA competition reveal their 3D printed habitat models

The finalists of the NASA competition have revealed the 3D printed habitats that they believe could be used to colonize the red planet in the coming decades. The futuristic designs, including the exterior image of a represented neighborhood, propose how life on Mars could one day be seen

The finalists of the NASA competition have revealed the 3D printed habitats that they believe could be used to colonize the red planet in the coming decades.

These proposed designs not only have to see the part, but the competition stipulates that also It has the proper thickness, heating and pressure to withstand the extreme conditions on Mars.

Of the 18 teams from around the world that participated in the competition, five have been taken to the next stage of the competition, which sees them with the task of creating a model printed in three dimensions in 3D of its final design.

There is a prize of $ 2 million (£ 1.5m) for the winner of the competition, and the final models will be completed in the spring of 2019.

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The finalists of the NASA competition have revealed the 3D printed habitats that they believe could be used to colonize the red planet in the coming decades. The futuristic designs, including the exterior image of a represented neighborhood, propose how life on Mars could one day be seen

The finalists of the NASA competition have revealed the 3D printed habitats that they believe could be used to colonize the red planet in the coming decades. The futuristic designs, including the exterior image of a represented neighborhood, propose how life on Mars could one day be seen

NASA partnered with Bradley University of Peoria, Illinois to select the top five teams to move to the next stage of the 3D-Printed Habitat Centennial Challenge competition.

Those who have progressed to the next stage shared a prize of $ 100,000 (£ 76,000).

The prize money was awarded to the five teams based on the scores assigned by a panel of experts from NASA, the academy and the industry.

The judges were evaluating digital representations of futuristic Martian houses, built with specialized software tools.

In total, 18 teams from around the world participated in the competition. The participants were evaluated on the integrity and design of the habitat, as well as on the ease with which the design could be printed in 3D on the surface of the red planet.

Team Zopherus of Rogers, Arkansas received $ 20,957.95, AI SpaceFactory of New York received $ 20,957.24, Kahn-Yates of Jackson, Mississippi received $ 20,622.74, while SEArch + / Apis Cor of New York received $ 19,580.97 and finally, Northwestern University of Evanston , Illinois received $ 17,881.10.

These proposed designs not only have to be seen, but the competition stipulates that they also have the proper thickness, heating and pressure to withstand the extreme conditions on Mars. In the photo you see the impression of an artist of a nuclear power plant on the red planet

These proposed designs not only have to be seen, but the competition stipulates that they also have the proper thickness, heating and pressure to withstand the extreme conditions on Mars. In the photo you see the impression of an artist of a nuclear power plant on the red planet

These proposed designs not only have to be seen, but the competition stipulates that they also have the proper thickness, heating and pressure to withstand the extreme conditions on Mars. In the photo you see the impression of an artist of a nuclear power plant on the red planet

There is a prize of $ 2 million (£ 1.5m) for the winner of the competition, with the final models ready to be completed in the spring of 2019. The photograph shows the impression of an artist from the living pods of Mars.

There is a prize of $ 2 million (£ 1.5m) for the winner of the competition, with the final models ready to be completed in the spring of 2019. The photograph shows the impression of an artist from the living pods of Mars.

There is a prize of $ 2 million (£ 1.5m) for the winner of the competition, with the final models ready to be completed in the spring of 2019. The photograph shows the impression of an artist from the living pods of Mars.

Of the 18 teams from around the world that participated in the competition, five have been taken to the next stage of the competition, which sees them with the task of creating a model printed in three dimensions in 3D of its final design. The image is a private room inside a capsule

Of the 18 teams from around the world that participated in the competition, five have been taken to the next stage of the competition, which sees them with the task of creating a model printed in three dimensions in 3D of its final design. The image is a private room inside a capsule

Of the 18 teams from around the world that participated in the competition, five have been taken to the next stage of the competition, which sees them with the task of creating a model printed in three dimensions in 3D of its final design. The image is a private room inside a capsule

NASA partnered with Bradley University of Peoria, Illinois to select the top five teams to move to the next stage of the 3D-Printed Habitat Centennial Challenge competition. This image shows the interior of a shared living room

NASA partnered with Bradley University of Peoria, Illinois to select the top five teams to move to the next stage of the 3D-Printed Habitat Centennial Challenge competition. This image shows the interior of a shared living room

NASA partnered with Bradley University of Peoria, Illinois to select the top five teams to move to the next stage of the 3D-Printed Habitat Centennial Challenge competition. This image shows the interior of a shared living room

The finalists of the NASA competition have revealed their incredible 3D printed habitats that could be used to colonize the red planet. Pictured is the entry of the Zopherus team from Rogers, Arkansas. They received $ 20,957.95

The finalists of the NASA competition have revealed their incredible 3D printed habitats that could be used to colonize the red planet. Pictured is the entry of the Zopherus team from Rogers, Arkansas. They received $ 20,957.95

The finalists of the NASA competition have revealed their incredible 3D printed habitats that could be used to colonize the red planet. Pictured is the entry of the Zopherus team from Rogers, Arkansas. They received $ 20,957.95

"We are delighted to see the success of this diverse group of teams that have come close to this competition in their own unique styles," said Monsi Roman, program manager of Centennial Challenges at NASA.

"Not only are they designing structures, they are designing habitats that will allow our space explorers to live and work on other planets.

"We are excited to see their designs come to life as the competition progresses."

The 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge aims to promote the progression of sustainable refuges that will one day occupy the Moon or Mars.

Those who have progressed to the next stage shared a prize of $ 100,000 (£ 76,000)

Those who have progressed to the next stage shared a prize of $ 100,000 (£ 76,000)

The prize money was awarded to the five teams based on the scores assigned by a panel of experts from NASA, academia and industry.

The prize money was awarded to the five teams based on the scores assigned by a panel of experts from NASA, academia and industry.

Those who have progressed to the next stage shared a prize of $ 100,000 (£ 76,000). The prize money was awarded to the five teams based on the scores assigned by a panel of experts from NASA, the academy and the industry. In the photo, there is a common room (on the left) and a laboratory (on the right)

The 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge aims to promote the progression of sustainable refuges that will one day occupy the Moon or Mars. In the photo is the entrance of SEArch + / Apis Cor of New York. They received $ 19,580.97

The 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge aims to promote the progression of sustainable refuges that will one day occupy the Moon or Mars. In the photo is the entrance of SEArch + / Apis Cor of New York. They received $ 19,580.97

The 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge aims to promote the progression of sustainable refuges that will one day occupy the Moon or Mars. In the photo is the entrance of SEArch + / Apis Cor of New York. They received $ 19,580.97

The judges were evaluating digital representations of futuristic Martian houses, built with specialized software tools. The impression of this artist shows an interior office

The judges were evaluating digital representations of futuristic Martian houses, built with specialized software tools. The impression of this artist shows an interior office

The judges were evaluating digital representations of futuristic Martian houses, built with specialized software tools. The impression of this artist shows an interior office

In total, 18 teams from around the world participated in the competition. The participants were evaluated on the integrity and design of the habitat, as well as on the ease with which the design could be printed in 3D on the surface of the red planet.

In total, 18 teams from around the world participated in the competition. The participants were evaluated on the integrity and design of the habitat, as well as on the ease with which the design could be printed in 3D on the surface of the red planet.

In total, 18 teams from around the world participated in the competition. The participants were evaluated on the integrity and design of the habitat, as well as on the ease with which the design could be printed in 3D on the surface of the red planet.

The challenge was launched for the first time in 2014.

For the first competition, NASA required teams to present architectural representations of their habitats by early 2015.

The second part of the contest, known as Phase Two, was the "Structural Membership Competence", which focused on the materials technologies and equipment needed to create structural components for its design. This was completed in 2017.

The third phase is habitat competition on the site.

Competitors must build three levels and two virtual levels.

Now the five teams that are still in competition have to create a printed habitat on a scale of one third of its final design. Pictured is the Kahn-Yates entrance to Jackson, Mississippi, which received $ 20,622.74

Now the five teams that are still in competition have to create a printed habitat on a scale of one third of its final design. Pictured is the Kahn-Yates entrance to Jackson, Mississippi, which received $ 20,622.74

Now the five teams that are still in competition have to create a printed habitat on a scale of one third of its final design. Pictured is the Kahn-Yates entrance to Jackson, Mississippi, which received $ 20,622.74

There is $ 2 million (£ 1.5m) of cash prizes for the winner and the models will be completed in the spring of 2019. Pictured is the AI ​​entry. SpaceFactory of New York, which received $ 20,957.24

There is $ 2 million (£ 1.5m) of cash prizes for the winner and the models will be completed in the spring of 2019. Pictured is the AI ​​entry. SpaceFactory of New York, which received $ 20,957.24

There is $ 2 million (£ 1.5m) of cash prizes for the winner and the models will be completed in the spring of 2019. Pictured is the AI ​​entry. SpaceFactory of New York, which received $ 20,957.24

Pictured is the entrance to Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, which received $ 17,881.10. The first phase was the design competition that required the teams to submit architectural representations completed by 2015

Pictured is the entrance to Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, which received $ 17,881.10. The first phase was the design competition that required the teams to submit architectural representations completed by 2015

Pictured is the entrance to Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, which received $ 17,881.10. The first phase was the design competition that required the teams to submit architectural representations completed by 2015

For virtual levels, teams must use the Building Information Modeling software to design a habitat.

"We encourage a wide range of people to come up with innovative designs on how to visualize a habitat on Mars," said Lex Akers, dean of Caterpillar's School of Engineering and Technology at Bradley University, NASA's partner in this challenge.

"Virtual levels allow teams in high schools, universities and companies that may not have access to large 3D printers to remain part of the competition because they can partner with those who have access to that machine for the final level of competition. & # 39;

Experts believe more and more that humans could live on Mars in the course of our lives.

WHAT ARE NASA'S PLANS FOR A MISSION DIRECTED TO MARS IN THE 2030s?

Mars has become the next giant leap for the exploration of space by humanity.

But before humans reach the red planet, astronauts will take a series of small steps back to the moon for a one-year mission.

The details of a mission in the lunar orbit have been revealed as part of a timeline of events leading to missions to Mars in the 2030s.

NASA has outlined its four-stage plan (in the photo) that it hopes will one day allow humans to visit Mars at the Human to Mars Summit, held yesterday in Washington DC. This will involve multiple missions to the moon in the coming decades

NASA has outlined its four-stage plan (in the photo) that it hopes will one day allow humans to visit Mars at the Human to Mars Summit, held yesterday in Washington DC. This will involve multiple missions to the moon in the coming decades

NASA has outlined its four-stage plan (in the photo) that it hopes will one day allow humans to visit Mars at the Human to Mars Summit, held yesterday in Washington DC. This will involve multiple missions to the moon in the coming decades

In May of 2017, Greg Williams, assistant deputy administrator of policies and plans at NASA, outlined the four-stage plan of the space agency that he hopes will one day allow humans to visit Mars, as well as their planned time.

Phase one and two It will involve multiple trips to the lunar space, to allow the construction of a habitat that will provide a preparation area for the trip.

The last piece of hardware delivered would be the real Deep Space Transport vehicle that would later be used to take a team to Mars.

And a simulation of a year's life on Mars will take place in 2027.

Phase three and four will begin after 2030 and will include sustained manned expeditions to the Martian system and the surface of Mars.

Last month, NASA chief scientist Jim Green said that it is likely that the first person to travel to the red planet already lives on Earth.

Humans will be "absolutely" on Mars in the future, he told USA Today in an interview.

Researchers hope to have a human being on the planet by 2040, although that depends on a number of factors, according to Dr. Green.

For a human to land on Mars, it must be possible to land about 10 tons of material on the surface. At this time, NASA has been able to land a one-tonne vehicle.

NASA also needs to develop the technology to take off from Mars and return to Earth, something the space agency plans to test with its rover in 2020.

The second part of the contest, known as Phase Two, was the & # 39; Structural Membership Competition & # 39;

The second part of the contest, known as Phase Two, was the & # 39; Structural Membership Competition & # 39;

This focused on the materials technologies and equipment required to create structural components for their design. This was completed in 2017

This focused on the materials technologies and equipment required to create structural components for their design. This was completed in 2017

The second part of the contest, known as Phase Two, was the "Structural Membership Competence", which focused on the materials technologies and equipment needed to create structural components for its design. This was completed in 2017

The third phase is habitat competition on the site. Competitors must build three levels and two virtual levels. This image shows what the living dungeons on Mars would look like

The third phase is habitat competition on the site. Competitors must build three levels and two virtual levels. This image shows what the living dungeons on Mars would look like

The third phase is habitat competition on the site. Competitors must build three levels and two virtual levels. This image shows what the living dungeons on Mars would look like

Last month, NASA chief scientist Jim Green said that it is likely that the first person to travel to the red planet already lives on Earth. Humans will be "absolutely" on Mars in the future, he told USA Today in an interview. This image shows the inside of one of the contest's capsules

Last month, NASA chief scientist Jim Green said that it is likely that the first person to travel to the red planet already lives on Earth. Humans will be "absolutely" on Mars in the future, he told USA Today in an interview. This image shows the inside of one of the contest's capsules

Last month, NASA chief scientist Jim Green said that it is likely that the first person to travel to the red planet already lives on Earth. Humans will be "absolutely" on Mars in the future, he told USA Today in an interview. This image shows the inside of one of the contest's capsules

Researchers hope to have a human being on Mars by 2040, although that depends on a number of factors, according to Dr. Green. The impression of this artist shows what the colony would look like

Researchers hope to have a human being on Mars by 2040, although that depends on a number of factors, according to Dr. Green. The impression of this artist shows what the colony would look like

Researchers hope to have a human being on Mars by 2040, although that depends on a number of factors, according to Dr. Green. The impression of this artist shows what the colony would look like

However the The biggest obstacle facing a manned trip to Mars is the task of building a complete infrastructure to sustain life.

"The people who would go there are true pioneers," said Dr. Green.

Humans traveling to Mars would need to cultivate and establish sources of food.

In 2017, the Nasa authorization bill from Congress required that NASA define and deliver to Congress a step-by-step plan to reach Mars.

The biggest obstacle facing a manned trip to Mars is the task of building a complete infrastructure to sustain life. NASA hopes that its design contest will inspire ideas on how to overcome this obstacle

The biggest obstacle facing a manned trip to Mars is the task of building a complete infrastructure to sustain life. NASA hopes that its design contest will inspire ideas on how to overcome this obstacle

The biggest obstacle facing a manned trip to Mars is the task of building a complete infrastructure to sustain life. NASA hopes that its design contest will inspire ideas on how to overcome this obstacle

In 2017, the Nasa authorization bill from Congress required that NASA define and deliver to Congress a step-by-step plan to reach Mars.

In 2017, the Nasa authorization bill from Congress required that NASA define and deliver to Congress a step-by-step plan to reach Mars.

In 2017, the Nasa authorization bill from Congress required that NASA define and deliver to Congress a step-by-step plan to reach Mars.

However, the space agency has yet to comply, leaving some to conclude that the plans are being drastically reduced.

Forget the scenario of reaching Mars in the 2030s. It would take us to 2050, "said Senator Nelson, a Democrat from Florida, which is home to Cape Canaveral and the Kennedy Space Center, during a hearing last week in Washington.

In 2009, a panel of independent experts known as the Augustine Commission warned that NASA's resources did not match its noble goals.

With an annual budget of around $ 18 billion (£ 13 billion), NASA would need an additional $ 3 billion (£ 2.3 billion) per year to reach Mars, he discovered.

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