The Mojave Desert will soon be home to even more 3D printed delights, with Mars City Design planning to use the location as a testing ground for future Mars settlements. The project was devised by Vera Mulyani, who always dreamt of becoming an architect of Mars.
Mulyani explains, “It is not enough to just travel to Mars and survive, now we must develop a way in which we can sustainably live and love on Mars. It is essential that we call on a new generation of thinkers and innovators to make this a reality.”
Mars City Design Challenge is “an annual competition to celebrate innovations and creative designs from all synergistic fields, focusing on creating future cities and its (amazing and surreal) lifestyles on Mars. We believe that by designing solutions that are sustainable for our life to expand on the red planet, we can then breakthrough in our technology and innovations on Earth.”
Earlier this month, Mars City Design raised over $30,000 on Kickstarter in order to help this year’s 25 finalists refine their creations with the help of aerospace engineers. This needs to be done before they are 3D printed at full scale for testing in the Mojave Desert within the next three years. Read More…