The top three design finalists, in NASA’s 3D Printed Habitat challenge, for Mars, with more than 165 submissions, has been announced.
The competition is part of NASA’s Centennial Challenges program and is managed by America Makes, a partnership of organizations focused on accelerating capabilities and adoption of additive manufacturing technology.
Above: The first-place award of $25,000 went to Team Space Exploration Architecture and Clouds Architecture Office of New York, New York, for their design, ICE HOUSE.
The 30 highest-scoring entries were judged, displayed at the Maker Faire event. The first-place award of $25,000 went to Team Space Exploration Architecture and Clouds Architecture Office for their design, ICE HOUSE. Second place and $15,000 was awarded to Team Gamma. Third place was awarded to Team LavaHive.
Second place and $15,000 was awarded to Team Gamma for their habitat design.
Team LavaHive was awarded third place honors for their Mars habitat design.
Centennial Challenges Program Manager Monsi Roman, said:
“The creativity and depth of the designs we’ve seen have impressed us. These teams were not only imaginative and artistic with their entries, but they also really took into account the life-dependent functionality our future space explorers will need in an off-Earth habitat.”
The top 30 submissions can be viewed here.