Valery LEBOVKA, “FACTS”
The idea is to colonize Mars has to appeal not only to Elon musk: about a similar ambitions, said the authorities of the United Arab Emirates.
Make a plan during the next hundred years, writes National Geographic.
The first step in the direction of the project was the layout of the future Martian city that you plan to recreate in the desert outside of Dubai.
The city will be built on an area of about 170 thousand square kilometers and the project cost is estimated at $ 130 million. For the development of the project in a responsible architectural firm Bjarke Ingels Group.
Martian city will consist of designs that the designers called Biodome. Each of them will be covered with a transparent plastic membrane, through which it is planned to maintain a comfortable inside temperature and reasonable pressure. Oxygen will be generated from ground ice by electricity.
The growth of population on Mars biôdome will unite to form villages and eventually cities in the form of rings. Each city will operate on solar energy, but thin atmosphere will help the domes to maintain the required temperature.
“Because Mars is very small, the heat transfer will be very low, which means that the air inside the dome will not cool down as quickly as on Land,” says Jakob Lange, one of the authors of the project.
The building is planned to be build using 3D printing with the use of the Martian soil. Reason biodomes will be shipped to six meters deep into the Martian surface to protect the structure from radiation and meteors.
“In the future, on Mars you will have an underground car roof in an underground cave-like aquariums with fish swimming around. Water window will protect residents from radiation, allowing light to penetrate the underground room,” explains Lange.
Water-filled skylights are present in the project “Martian city” on Earth. As the authors of the project, the Martian architecture, more is not related to the earth’s gravity, can take on an entirely new form.
“The force of gravity on Mars is about three times smaller than the earth. This means that you can make more thin columns and long spans structures. Mars creates a whole new set of rules that have to follow when designing the architecture” — the authors believe the project.
Earth analog “Mars city” does not involve filling Biodome oxygen, and the buildings will be printed with the use of desert sand, not the Martian soil. However, the project still will remain water window and power supply from solar energy.
“Martian city” will house a school, Museum, amphitheater and office space. The start of the construction of the city yet to be announced.
Earlier, the “FACTS” wrote that Elon Musk has proposed the idea on how to change the conditions of life on Mars so that it became suitable for life. For this, he offers to arrange for the “red planet” lots of nuclear explosions, which can cause a climatic reaction: billions of cubic meters of ice will melt, and then there will be deposits of carbon dioxide.