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BIG and ICON to 3D-print structure exploring "new Martian vernacular" for NASA

10/08/2021 03:57 PM | Click to read full article

Bjarke Ingels' studio BIG is collaborating with construction technology company ICON and NASA to create Mars Dune Alpha, a 3D-printed structure designed to simulate living on Mars.

In a bid to send astronauts to Mars, US space agency Nasa has invited applications for four people to live in a simulated Martian exploration habitat in order to prepare them for the real-life challenges of future missions to the red planet.