Monday, 24 February 2020 | 14:24 WIB

NASA Set to Offer Experience of Living in Mars on Earth

NASA Set to Offer Experience of Living in Mars on Earth (dailymail)

NEW YORK, NETRALNEWS.COM - Do you want to feel what it's like to live on Mars right here on Earth? NASA-funded homes will soon offer an interplanetary holiday vacation experience in the future.

A futuristic 3D-printed house that allows guests to 'experience Mars on Earth' will soon offer you the opportunity to experience what an interplanetary vacation will look like in the future, said its creator.

Located in the northern forests of New York along the Hudson River, Tera makes visitors experience what life is like on Mars.

Tera is the brainchild of AI SpaceFactory, a New York City design agency that was awarded $ 500,000 earlier this year for winning the NASA 3D Print-Habitat Challenge from NASA.

Tera is built on the same 3D printing technology and sustainable long-term compost material on Mars. Like its predecessor, Martianhabitat Marhsa, the award-winning NASA, Tera was built from 3D-printed basalt composite biopolymers, materials developed from plants such as corn and sugar cane.

It was tested and validated by NASA as being at least 50 percent stronger and more durable than concrete.

"This material has the potential to be a more sustainable leap and boundary than traditional concrete and steel, which leads to a future where we can eliminate large industrial materials that cannot be recycled." That can change the way we build buildings on Earth and save our planet, "the team wrote, as quoted from the Daily Mail.

Marhsa AI SpaceFactory's design won the grand prize in the challenge of NASA to build the first Mars residence prototype in May. The prototype resembles large pods made from natural materials that can decompose naturally and are found on the Red Planet.

This innovative structure can protect astronauts from strong winds and solar radiation and is equipped with a laboratory, dormitory and fitness area on site.

The team used what they called 'Mars polymers' which according to the company could be made from materials found or grown on Mars. The polymer is used as a substitute for concrete and has been tested by the company as an innovative form of building material.