This is what future colonies on Planet Mars and lunar space might see

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The habitats have inflatable capsules covered with “cement” to protect the colonies on Planet Mars.
British architect Norman Foster is known for his designs here on Earth. However, his firm Foster + Partners aims to expand into outer space. The idea is to create futuristic looking designs for the colonies on Planet Mars and the Moon.

It is worth noting that these lunar and Martian habitats will be on display at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. It will take place in Chichester, England, from 12 to 15 July. Virtual reality demonstrations will allow people to “walk” through the landscapes of the red planet. You will also have the possibility of directing miniature robots around a sand pit similar to Planet Mars.

Foster + Partners first presented the designs for a lunar habitat module in 2012, in partnership with the European Space Agency. The images show an astronaut outpost wrapped in lunar soil. It is molded into an outer layer around the modules to protect the colonies on Planet Mars from radiation, asteroid attacks and temperature fluctuations.

The designs for lunar and Martian habitats have inflatable capsules that will be thrown to the moon or Mars.

They will act as the base of the settlement, and then robot-operated 3D printers will cement the regolith (loose soil and rocks) to form a protective shield around the sheaths.

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In the Earth’s construction industry, using robots and large-scale 3D printing in the construction process is relatively rare, “but when you consider extraplanetary structures, they become an absolute necessity,” said Irene Gallou, director of the research and development unit at Foster + Partners. This same character told NBC News MACH in an email.

This is how the architectural firm foresees the possibility of building the habitats that will house the astronauts and other resources in the colonies on Planet Mars and the moon.
colonies on Planet Mars

Semi-autonomous robots begin the operation by digging a crater at the site of future colonies on Planet Mars Planet Mars.

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colonies on Planet Mars

The inflatable habitat capsules fire towards Mars and land on the Red Planet with the help of a parachute and airbags.

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colonies on Planet Mars

The habitat modules, huddled in the crater, are inflated and connected by a camera.

colonies on Planet Mars

Several small robots fuse the regolith, or loose rocks and earth on Mars, in particular, which acts as the building material for the protective outer layer of the habitat.

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colonies on Planet Mars

The operational base of Mars at the end, where an outer layer of regolith acts as a protective cover of the base.

colonies on Planet Mars

The indoor laboratory module, where the four astronauts from the outpost will live and work.

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colonies on Planet Mars

A rocket carries room pods to the moon, where they are inflated and ready for construction.

colonies on Planet Mars

The autonomous 3D robots print a cellular structure around the room pods. With the regolith of the moon, the base is protected from gamma radiation, the impacts of meteorites.

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colonies on Planet Mars

The houses are designed to house four astronauts. In 2016, the director of the European Space Agency talked about plans to build a “moon village” in collaboration with Foster + Partners, according to Space.com.

The lunar outpost would be located near the south pole of the moon, where it would receive almost constant sunlight.

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