Northwestern's Martian Habitat

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NASA’s 3D Printed Habitat Challenge

“NASA and its partners are holding a $2.5 million competition to build a 3D printed habitat for deep space exploration, including the agency’s journey to Mars. The multi-phase challenge is designed to advance the construction technology needed to create sustainable housing solutions for Earth and beyond.”

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We Need You!

We are looking for people from all backgrounds, but specifically those in the following areas/interests:
  • Architecture/Design: Habitat layout, aesthetics, final design and presentation
  • Business: Budgeting, cost estimations, financial feasibility
  • Civil Engineering: Habitat structural design and materials
  • Communications: Media relations, publicity, website management, blog writing
  • Construction Management: Equipment flow and scheduling
  • Earth & Planetary Sciences: Mars site selection, geography concerns, site planning
  • Electrical Engineering: Printer systems controls and signal processing
  • Materials Science: Concrete mix formulation and sample testing
  • Mechanical Engineering: 3D Printer and pump design/fabrication