Here's What Your House on Mars Will Look Like

Maybe Earth isn't so bad after all

By Evan Bleier

 
Here's What Your House on Mars Will Look Like
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11 November 2016

There are plenty of reasons to go to Mars.

But the accommodations ain’t one of ‘em.

As part of a promotion for the upcoming National Geographic MARS series, a concept model of a typical home on the Red Planet was unveiled at the Royal Observatory Greenwich in London. It looks … OK.

With just enough space for a bed, a computer desk, an area to grow plants and a 3D printer for making tools, the pod-like home features bricks made from Martian soil and an airlock repurposed from a spacecraft.

Meant to be used for a two-year mission, the home’s oxygen-generating machinery is stored underneath it, in close proximity to a tunnel that allows astronauts to visit connected houses.

"This is a typical Mars home if you want to call it that but it's really a survival center," How We'll Live On Mars author Stephen Petranek told Reuters. "It will make oxygen for people to breathe and it will supply its own water by sucking in the atmosphere.”

It also better supply its own Netflix.

Photo Credit: Scott Collie/New Atlas

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