Mars gets a full simulated domed city.

October 3, 2017 | By | Reply More

Dubai’s head cheese, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has just launched Dubai’s Mars Science City project.

The City will cover 1.9 million square feet, making it the largest simulated space domed city ever built and aims to provide a realistic model to simulate living on the surface of Mars.

The project encompasses laboratories for food, energy and water, as well as agricultural testing and studies for food security in the future. The science city will also boast a museum that displays humanity’s space achievements. The walls of the museum will be 3D printed, using sand from the Emirati desert.

The Sheikh said, “The UAE seeks to establish international efforts to develop technologies that benefit humankind, and that establish the foundation of a better future for more generations to come. We also want to consolidate the passion for leadership in science in the UAE, contributing to improving life on earth and to developing innovative solutions to many of our global challenges.”

The Mars Science City project is part of their Mars 2117 Strategy, which seeks to build a settlement on Mars in the next 100 years.

This project will include advanced laboratories that stimulate the red planet’s terrain and harsh environment through advanced 3D printing technology and heat and radiation insulation. It seeks to attract the best scientific minds from around the world in a collaborative contribution in the UAE to human development and the improvement of life. It also seeks to address global challenges such as food, water and energy security on earth.

The plan for the Mars Science City project include an experiential element which will involve a team living in the stimulated red planet city for one year. The city will consist of several domes, with innovative construction techniques providing support for the structures.

Mars gets a full simulated domed city.

Mars gets a full simulated domed city.

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