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Red Planet's Home: NASA's Concept Of Mars Ice Homes

By Dante Noe Raquel II , Jan 03, 2017 04:14 PM EST

Astronauts that lives in space to discover the various aspects of the universe that contains stars, sun, moon, planets and further. The life they live is what we all know as fancy and marvel what it will be similar to live on other worlds such as Mars. One of the most predicted projects is NASA's Mars work and space and science devotees eagerly wait for data from the red planet.

But have you ever thought how hard it is to live on Mars? Making a living space for the astronauts has been one of the major challenges faced by NASA astronomers. After years of attempts, NASA has concluded with a novel housing idea that would defend the astronauts from harsh climate. The space-age home will have a structure similar to that of an igloo. Yes, it will be made of ice and has formally been named as Mars Ice Home.

The Mars Ice Home will be pumped-up, will look like igloos roofed with ice. The astronauts will be able to live securely, will be thriving from extreme temperatures and high-energy energies and work in it.

"After a day devoted to identifying needs, goals, and limits we rapidly evaluated many crazy, out of the box concepts and finally touched on the current Ice Home design, which offers a sound engineering solution," said senior system engineer Kevin Vipavetz, from NASA's Langley Research Centre in Virginia, reported.

"It combines properties haul out from Mars, and for the reason that water in the Ice Home could hypothetically be transformed to rocket fuel for the Mars Ascent Vehicle, the assembly itself doubles as a storage reservoir that can be fill up for the next crew."

Cosmic rays can pierce the Martian atmosphere and they are so damaging that they can damage cells, levitation the risk of a slew of health fears such as cancer and acute radiation illness. Therefore, the Ice Home concept is thoroughly remarkable.

The Ice Is Rich In Hydrogen, It Acts As A protective Barrier Against Harmful Rays.

"The elements that the Ice Home impression it must endure many years of use in the harsh Martian atmosphere, counting ultraviolet radiation, charged-particle radiation, perhaps some atomic oxygen, perchlorates, along with dust storms - although not as brutal as in the movie The Martian," explains researcher Sheila Ann Thibeault, also from the Langley Research Centre.

"After months nomadic in space, reaching at Mars and your new home is ready for you to move in, it will be a good to start your day," explains team member Kevin Kempton.

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