Wednesday, April 17, 2019

3D-printed Mars base by Hassell & EOC

Design studio Hassell and structural engineers Eckersley O’Callaghan (EOC) is one of the 10 finalist teams in phase 3 (virtual model stage) of NASA’s 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge for Mars. Both companies partnered to design a shell, which could be constructed entirely by autonomous robots using Mars’ natural regolith, to protect the astronauts from the radiation, as well as micrometeorite strikes. The human-centric design was made with an approach that moves beyond the idea of astronauts as purely operators, to create a habitat where people can not only survive life on Mars, but really thrive there. The concept is well explained in this video, which forms part of the final submission and was made in collaboration with the "LightField London":



Conceptual design images for the project:

3D-printed Mars base by Hassell & EOC (NASA’s 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge)

Mars habitat interior by Hassell & EOC (NASA’s 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge)

Mars base schematics by Hassell & EOC (NASA’s 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge)

Robots for 3D-printed Mars base by Hassell & EOC (NASA’s 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge)

Mars greenhouse interior by Hassell & EOC (NASA’s 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge)

Mars workshop interior by Hassell & EOC (NASA’s 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge)

Sandstorm approaching 3D-printed Mars base by Hassell & EOC (NASA’s 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge)

Designs of other finalists of NASA’s 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge:

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