We know a whole lot more about Mars since David Bowie asked the question “(Is There) Life on Mars?” in 1971. For one, NASA confirmed there’s water flowing on Mars. We also know Matt Damon can survive for quite a while on the planet. But more importantly, thanks to the vision and creation of Jon-A-Tron (Jonathon Odom) from Instructables Design Studio, we now have a 3D printed model of a Mars habitat. Take a peek!
Inspired by the Space X Mars One habitat, the module is a single capsule designed to be a permanent and expandable system on the red planet, with four hatches or doors where additional structures like tunnels could attach to create more space by connecting modules for storing supplies, additional crew members, greenhouses and science labs.
You, too, can make your own 3D printed Modular Mars Habitat Module to virtually explore life on Mars with Odom’s 11-step instructions. You can print multiple modules and play at creating a mini colony. All the parts are friction-fit and thus do not require glue. This model was designed in Fusion 360 and printed on the Dremel 3D Idea Builder.
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