NASA has recently announced the top five winning teams of their 3-D Printed Habitat Design Challenge. This is part of the virtual modeling stage of the contest, where teams were asked to prepare digital presentations that would explain how their habitats would also be functional for the explorers who would live there.
In the last phase of this $2.25 million competition, NASA and Bradley University of Peoria, Illinois have selected five teams to share a $100,000 prize with amounts awarded based on panel scores.
The competition is designed to advance the additive construction technology needed to create sustainable housing solutions for Earth and beyond. The winning teams successfully created digital representations of the physical and functional characteristics of a house on Mars. Take a look at their projects below:
1st Place: Team Zopherus of Rogers, Arkansas
2nd Place: AI. SpaceFactory of New York
3rd Place: Kahn-Yates of Jackson, Mississippi
4th Place: SEArch+/Apis Cor of New York
5th Place: Northwestern University of Evanston, Illinois