Malaysian designers propose building colony on Mars from locally grown bamboo

Warith Zaki and Amir Amzar have envisioned using bamboo grown and harvested on Mars to build the first colony on the red planet. Named Seed of Life, the conceptual colony design comprises a series of structures woven from bamboo by autonomous robots. Malaysian designers  Zaki and Amzar designed the proposal to demonstrate that there may […]

Scientists develop “greenhouse shields” to grow food on Mars

Researchers at Harvard University have devised a way to terraform Mars by placing sheets of silica aerogel on the planet’s surface, which would warm it up to make it suitable for growing plants. Robin Wordsworth from Harvard University collaborated with Ronald L Kerber from California Institute of Technology and Charles Cockell from the University of Edinburgh, […]

George Bradford-Smith proposes astronaut training facility on face of Mont Blanc

Bartlett graduate George Bradford-Smith has designed an astronaut training facility that clings to the face of Mont Blanc to imitate Mars‘ extreme environmental conditions. Named Manipulating Mont Blanc, Bradford-Smith’s proposal imagines a future where humans will inhabit the red planet. It is intended to push astronauts “close to the limit of survival” to help them prepare […]

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