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NASA builds simulation of Mars for volunteers to live in

An architect from the Bjarke Ingels Group has created Mars Dune Alpha, in collaboration with Icon, to create an artificial environment similar to Mars.

NASA will be seeking 4 volunteers to partake in the project.

Icon creates buildings without putting together individual units and their 3D printer will create layers of cement to recreate Mars.


Icon has built 3D homes in the past and it takes only a few hours.

The recreation of Mars will have a room for each volunteer crew member.

The structure will be 1,700 square feet and built at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.

The habitat, created out of concrete mixed with lava rock, will have the living quarters, workstations, medical stations, a kitchen, and areas to grow food.

The simulation is built to be as realistic as possible for the volunteers, with customizable living quarters, furniture, lighting, and everything else normal daily life would have.



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