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Home Sweet Habitat: Students Help NASA Design Mars Spacecraft Living QuartersAn architecture and design class partners with NASA to develop a human-focused spacecraft environment that could take astronauts to Mars
From CMU.edu: Carnegie Mellon University students are developing green thumbs for the Red Planet. Two new courses introduced this spring challenged the budding space gardeners to design and build a prototype biome in which to grow plants on Mars.
School of Architecture faculty members Christina Ciardullo and Daragh Byrne designed and led the Mars Studios as part of CMU's Integrative Design, Arts and Technology (IDeATe) Network. Students from any major can pursue one of eight IDeATe minors or concentrations.
SEArch was invited to participate in a week-long collaborative workshop exploring a concept for an ice habitat on Mars. In collaboration with structural engineers, materials scientists, radiation experts and others, a conceptual proposal for an inflated ice-habitat is currently under development.