According to Bjarke Ingels in a press release, “Together with NASA and ICON, we are investigating what humanity’s home on another planet will entail from the human experience. BIG was responsible for designing the habitat while ICON handled the additive printing process that realized it. “The data gained from this habitat research will directly inform NASA’s standards for long-duration exploration missions, and as such will potentially lay the foundation for a new Martian vernacular. Mars Dune Alpha will take us one step closer to becoming a multiplanetary species.”
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