A ‘Show or Model Home’ went on display for the first time at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich. London until Nov 16, offering a glimpse of what setting up house on the planet could look like it it ever happens in future. The igloo-shaped house is built from red Martian soil microwaved into bricks and has an airlock to keep the pressurized air inside.
The domed pod has room for a bed, computer desk and space to grow plants. Reportedly, the igloo-shaped des res is equipped to make breathable oxygen and supply water by sucking in the Martian atmosphere and dehumidifying it. It is combined with recycled spacecraft parts, including a double air-locked entrance, all designed to protect the early settlers from Mars’ unforgiving atmosphere and freezing temperatures. It also has 3d printer.
The dome like structure was built in tandem with the upcoming National Geographic drama “MARS”.