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An example of Mars colonization, (Discovery.com) 2

Mars Colonization: NASA’s New Take

A New Take On Colonizing Mars And Other Planets A new NASA-sponsored competition hopes to unlock the secrets of space colonization through user-submitted design proposals. Called the 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge, NASA hopes that the competition will help to, “develop the fundamental technologies necessary to manufacture an off-world habitat using mission recycled materials and/or local indigenous materials.” NASA continues, “The vision is that autonomous habitat manufacturing machines will someday be deployed to the Moon or Mars to construct shelters for human habitation;” a lot of fancy speech for a simple idea: using 3D-Printers to build structures using materials which already exist on the...