Showing posts with label Mars base interior. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mars base interior. Show all posts

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Mars Ice Home concept by NASA, SEArch+ & Clouds AO

Mars Ice Home is a feasibility study conducted at NASA Langley Research Center in 2016 in collaboration with human-centered space design studio SEArch+ and architects from CloudsAO. Responding to the problem of galactic cosmic radiation being the most significant issue for human health on long duration Mars surface missions, the concept incorporates in situ resource utilization derived water-ice for radiation shielding and as a structural component.

Water, a hydrogen-rich material, is an excellent shielding material for galactic cosmic rays – and many areas of Mars have abundant water ice just below the surface. The Ice Home concept balances the need to provide protection from radiation, without the drawbacks of an underground habitat. The design maximizes the thickness of ice above the crew quarters to reduce radiation exposure while also still allowing light to pass through ice and surrounding materials. The water-ice fills and freezes within cellular pockets of the precision-manufactured inflatable membrane. The interior of the habitat would be insulated from the ice with a cellular layer of carbon dioxide, which can easily be extracted from the Martian atmosphere.

Mars Ice Home exterior by NASA, SEArch+ & Clouds AO

Mars Ice Home greenhouse by NASA, SEArch+ & Clouds AO

Mars Ice Home by NASA, SEArch+ & Clouds AO

Sunday, June 30, 2019

3D-printed Mars habitat MARSHA by AI SpaceFactory

Architectural and technology design agency AI SpaceFactory is the team that won NASA’s 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge for Mars. Their design "MARSHA" of an egg-shaped, dual shell habitat is a principal rethinking of what a Martian habitat could be - not another low-lying dome or confined, half-buried structure but a bright, multi-level, corridor-free home that stands upright on the surface of Mars.

Here are some impressive conceptual design images for the project:

3D-printed Mars base MARSHA in duststorm by AI SpaceFactory (NASA’s 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge)

3D-printed Mars base MARSHA by AI SpaceFactory (NASA’s 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge)

3D-printed Mars base MARSHA by AI SpaceFactory (NASA’s 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge)

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Mars base laboratory interior by Douglas Shrock

Picture of the Day 25/5/2019 - Digital painting of a female scientist at Mars base laboratory watching the arrival of a lander by American sci-fi artist Douglas Shrock (Shrox). More of his Mars art here.

Female scientist at Mars base laboratory by Douglas Shrock

Friday, May 17, 2019

Mars colony by Space is More & Project Scorpio for Mars Colony Prize contest

This year The Mars Society is holding Mars Colony Prize - a contest for "the best plan for a Mars colony of 1000 people. The colony should be self-supporting to the maximum extent possible - i.e. relying on a minimum mass of imports from Earth. The goal is to have the colony be able to produce all the food, clothing, shelter, power, common consumer products, vehicles, and machines for 1000 people, with only the minimum number of key components, such as advanced electronics needing to be imported from Earth." Submissions for the contest are now closed and the winners will be chosen at the International Mars Society convention in Los Angeles, California in September 2019.

Here are images from the submission by the Polish team of Space is More & Project Scorpio.

Mars colony exterior by Space is More & Project Scorpio for Mars Colony Prize competition by The Mars Society

Mars colony interior by Space is More & Project Scorpio for Mars Colony Prize competition by The Mars Society

Mars colony sketch by Space is More & Project Scorpio for Mars Colony Prize competition by The Mars Society

Thursday, April 18, 2019

China's C-Space Mars simulation base in Gobi desert

On April 17, 2019 China opened it's second Mars simulation base - C-Space Project, located in the Gobi Desert 40km from Jinchang, northwest Gansu Province. Its aim is to educate and provide an environment for youths and tourists to experience life on Mars. The facility consists of several interconnected modules including a domed greenhouse, living quarters, a control room and a mock decompression chamber. It is developed by a private company C-Space and will be heavily focused on tourism, with additional investment and development of the surrounding area hoping to attract two million visitors a year by 2030.

Apparently China has serious plans to inspire its population about human colonization of Mars, as only a month ago it opened its first Mars simulation base - Mars Camp, located in a high-altitude desert - the Qaidam Basin in Qinghai Province.

Here is a collection of photos from the base by Reuters, AFP, EPA & East News:

China's C-Space Mars simulation base in Gobi desert

China's C-Space Mars simulation base in Gobi desert

Rover racing at China's C-Space Mars simulation base in Gobi desert

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)

Friday, February 15, 2019

Mars dome interior by John Berkey

Picture of the Day 15/2/2019 - retro-futuristic illustration of what could be an interior view of a dome on Mars by classical future and space artist John Berkey. This illustration was done in 1975 as one of Otis Elevator Company adds. More of Berkey's art here.

Mars dome interior by John Berkey

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Mars base library by Tarik Keskin

Picture of the Day 7/2/2019 - a library at human base on Mars by Turkish digital artist Tarik Keskin. More of his art here.
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Mars base library by Tarik Keskin

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Mars house interior and exterior

British The Sun has published an article what the human residences on Mars could look like by 2050 with architects and scientists prototyping several possible types of homes for would-be Martian colonists. All the designs are meant "to protect interplanetary homeowners from hazardous cosmic rays, space radiation and Mars' severe dust storms, as well as insulate them from the cold."

Here are interior and exterior images for the 3rd design - individual house.
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Mars home interior (The Sun)

Mars home exterior (The Sun)

Other designs:

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Mars colony apartment block

British The Sun has published an article what the human residences on Mars could look like by 2050 with architects and scientists prototyping several possible types of homes for would-be Martian colonists. All the designs are meant "to protect interplanetary homeowners from hazardous cosmic rays, space radiation and Mars' severe dust storms, as well as insulate them from the cold."

Here are images for the 2nd design - apartment block covered with Martian regolith.
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Mars colony apartment block covered with regolith (The Sun)
Interior of one of the apartments:
Mars apartment interior (The Sun)

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Mars mansions in a crater community

British The Sun has published an article what the human residences on Mars could look like by 2050 with architects and scientists prototyping several possible types of homes for would-be Martian colonists. All the designs are meant "to protect interplanetary homeowners from hazardous cosmic rays, space radiation and Mars' severe dust storms, as well as insulate them from the cold."

Here are images for the 1st design - mansions in a crater community. Open link in new tab to view image in full resolution.

Mars mansions in a crater community (The Sun)
Interior of the mansion:
Mars mansion interior (The Sun)

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Scientist in a Mars base laboratory by sabotSsnake

Picture of the Day 23/9/2018 - Scientist in a Mars base laboratory by fantasy artist Darien Liddell (sabotSsnake) from New Zealand. More of his art here.
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Scientist in a Mars base laboratory by sabotSsnake

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Conference hall at Mars colony by Tarik Keskin

Picture of the Day 23/5/2018 - conference hall at Mars colony by Turkish digital artist Tarik Keskin. More of his art here.
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Conference hall at Mars colony by Tarik Keskin

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Cafe at human base on Mars by Tarik Keskin

Picture of the Day 17/2/2018 - a cafe at human base on Mars by Turkish digital artist Tarik Keskin. More of his art here.
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Cafe at human base on Mars by Tarik Keskin

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Woman in Mars base bedroom by Michael Gibson

Picture of the Day 21/1/2018 - Woman in a Mars base bedroom by British digital artist Michael Gibson. More of his art here.
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Woman in Mars base bedroom by Michael Gibson

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Mars habitat interior by Yanay Nadel

Picture of the Day 10/9/2017 - Mars base habitat interior by Israeli 3D artist Yanay Nadel.
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Mars base habitat interior by Yanay Nadel

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Mars colony by Lockheed Martin

Picture of the Day 6/5/2017 - Concept art for a Martian colony by American aerospace, advanced technologies and defense company Lockheed Martin.
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Mars colony wallpaper by Lockheed Martin

Friday, January 13, 2017

Mars base interior by Alexey Rubakin

Picture of the Day 13/1/2017 - Mars base interior by Russian concept artist Alexey Rubakin. More of his art here.
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Mars base interior by Alexey Rubakin

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Concept art by Brian Cho for "Mars World" at Las Vegas

By 2021 at Las Vegas (hopefully) will be opened a large tourist attraction complex called "Mars World" worth of 2 billion $. The authors of the ambitious project has stated that the attraction will include "worlds largest dome" and "visitors will be treated to the music, costumes and culture of a Mars colony. They will take simulated "Marswalks" in one-fourth Earth gravity, ride a tram around the crater in which the city is built and even sleep overnight in rough habitats if they wish."

Here are some of the concept art pieces for the "Mars World" by Brian Cho:

Las Vegas Mars World by Brian Cho

Las Vegas Mars World by Brian Cho