World Maker Faire New York 2013

3D Printing a Mars Settlement

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Sunday3:30 PM4:00 PMNo Video Available

When humans eventually settle the Red Planet they will rely heavily on fabrication tools in a lab similar to the hackerspaces and makerlabs wenwork and play in. In extreme environments far away from Earth, future pioneers will use polymer raw materials from Martian air and water to 3D print and hack themselves a home on Mars. The Mars Foundation in conjunction with HI-SEAS and Aleph Objects are now testing some of these concepts with a Lulzbot 3D printer at a prototype Mars base in Hawaii. Join us to and learn about future Mars missions and how your CAD work can directly impact the next generation of space explorers.n


Casey Steuer — Project Director

Mars Foundation

A military officer with a background in large-scale project management. He has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and is a PhD student at the University of Michigan's Exploration Lab.

Bruce Mackenzie — Founder & Executive Director

Mars Foundation

Bruce's concepts for Mars settlements have been featured in the Case for Mars by Robert Zubrin, and Red Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson. Bruce is an MIT alumnus and National Space Society Board Member.