3D Printed Martian Homes:
US space agency NASA has revealed the design for a 3D-printed tower concept that could one day be the shelter for the first human explorers on the Red Planet.
It is a twisted tower with trough-shaped ports on the sides and top. According to the design team, its unique shape will allow for continuous reinforcement of the structure.
The tower is built from concrete and basalt fibre, with an inner lining of high-density polyethylene that acts as an ‘air bladder’. The tower will ..