Here’s how NASA plans to build on other planets

It’s going to take a lot of robots and a lot of rocks. [Read More]

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But if humanity wants to actually colonize our neighboring planets, we’re going to need more than rockets : We’ll need the tools to construct actual buildings .
It’s called the Swamp Works lab, and its members experiment and take risks in the hopes of accelerating research and making bigger breakthroughs.
One of the problems Swamp Works has set its sights on?
This week, Swamp Works shared details of how it’s using a combination of regolith and plastic polymer to 3D print its first large-scale construction prototype.
Swamp Works and NASA estimate that they might be able to put a prototype structure on either Mars or the moon in about five years, with a full-scale launch in about 10 years–assuming they can get the funding.

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The @NASA Swamp Works Lab is experimenting to build extraterrestrial architectures; taking risks in the hopes of accelerating research and making bigger breakthroughs to start colonizing our neighboring planets. #Aerospace #Trend

Source: Fast Company