Congress Gives NASA $55 Million To Build A Space Habitat On Mars by 2018


nasaShort Bytes: US Congress has allocated $55 Million fund to NASA to Build a space habitat on Mars by 2018. However, NASA on the other hand, has no idea how to start with a capsule habitat and how it’s actually going to look like. Here’s more news in more details below.

We might have started dreaming of turning Mars into a living habitat just like it was done in Martian movie and the same dream NASA is harbouring for years. But, we still do not know how we are going to survive the journey and how we are going to pitch the first peg of our tent.

The space vehicle which drives the astronauts into space is not larger than a pickup truck and it takes at least six months to reach the Mars. Also, astronauts should need their own space. Even if this space vehicle capsule will be linking to a habitation module in space, then at the moment no one has the idea that how the space module is going to look like and how astronauts are going to live once they get to the Mars.

Well, these things which provide ample support to this debatable topic do not seem available, but NASA has been given sufficient fund to build a habitat by 2018. At this point of time, NASA is totally blank as to what the habitat would look like and how it would function. Shielding astronauts from space radiation while also maintaining light weight will be one of the major challenges.

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Looking at the futuristic challenges, NASA is already in talks with bigger companies like Boeing and Bigelow Aerospace on potential habitats in space. But looking at the deadline ahead, NASA could be forced to really speed things up now to comply with Congress’s wishes.

At least for the moment, we just need to use our imaginations and draw references from movies to guess what habitats on Mars are going to look like because NASA’s International Space Station director told it’s far too early to release any mock-ups.

So what is your view on how habitat is going to look like on Mars? Is it really possible?

Image: NASA

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