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NASA design contest, how to comfortably save resources on Mars

via:博客园     time:2018/8/1 13:07:19     readed:306

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Figure 1, the first model design includes a lander, which can create habitat by means of Martian rock.


Figure 2. The design of the second is a multi-storey cylindrical structure that can withstand the harsh environment of Mars.

Organized by NASA


Fig. 3. The conceptual design of the third is able to allow light to pass through a high strength plastic outer layer.


Figure 4. The amazing structure designed by the SEArch / Apis Cor team won fourth place, but it lacks the space provided by other design models.

The design team must take the atmosphere of Mars and other factors into consideration when designing the Mars habitat, such as the microgravity environment, solar radiation, and dust storms. So these designs need to include information about the structural thickness of the habitat, the pressure seal system, the air filtration system and the heating system.


Figure 5, the habitat designed by the SEArch /Apis Cor team consists of two independent pressure sensors.

These habitats also have to have enough space to accommodate 4 astronauts for a year and have extra space to accommodate the machinery and paraphernalia needed to perform the task. A group of transboundary experts from Disney and NASA are judging these designs from the perspective of integrity, layout design, 3D printing feasibility, and aesthetics. Next, these models will be proportionately transformed into miniature models.


Figure 6, the design of this dome shape has won fifth. It has an inflatable base.

Here is the details of the third stage award winning design.

1, the Zorpheus team won the first place in the competition, which was built in a huge lander and used to build the Martian concrete.

2, second in the competition, the vertical Vase - like building designed by AI SpaceFactory is dedicated to thermal expansion and thermal insulation, but it also has excellent additional designs, such as the gym and the amusement park.

3, the competition third, Kahn-Yates design concept through the hole let natural light into the interior of the building, and have a spiral staircase extending to the outside of the building.

Fourth place in the competition, SEArch / Apis Cor is designed to have two separate pressurized regions that maximize light and minimize radiation exposure.

5. The Habitat Design of Northwestern University is a dome-shaped structure built on an expandable base, in which the comfort of home can be fully enjoyed. (including the kitchen and bedroom design.)


Figure 7. The AI Space Factory designed habitat has a sci-fi interior and a staircase connecting different areas.

Lex Akers, dean of the Caterpillar School of Engineering and Technology at Bradley University, which is a partner in the NASA challenge, said:

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