NASA’s Centennial Challenges
Yes you read it right! NASA Centennial Challenges wants YOUR help building a 3-D printed habitat on Mars.NASA ,in collaboration of Bradley University, is holding competition seeking innovative ideas to build printable 3-D habitat for deep space exploration which will also including the agency’s journey to Mars. This multi-phase challenge is divided in 3 phases. It aims to design a capable system that advances the existing construction technology for developing sustainable housing systems for Earth and space..
About the 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge
The challenge which is divided into 3 phases already saw Phase 1 ran through Sept. 27, 2015. The phase which was a design competition, asked participating audience to develop state-of-the-art concepts exploring architectural advantage of the innovative design potential 3-D printing offers. The prize money of of $50,000 was awarded in 2015 to the winning team at a fest in New York.
Phase 2 is currently open until the end of this month for the registration and challenges competitors to develop and demonstrate a working recycling protocol that can fabricate components using materials compatible for both space and Earth.
The registration deadline for online competition for Phase 2 which already started on 16th October, 2016 closes on 31st January, 2017.
The prize money for the winning team holds a whooping $2.5 million!!!