Courtesy: Mars City Design

Courtesy: Mars City Design

A new crowd funding effort is underway to spur the design of a City on Mars – an essential step toward creating a sustained human presence on the Red Planet.

The Kickstarter platform is focused on the go-getting goal of living “off planet” Earth. The raised funds will help with travel and operational costs of getting Mars City Design competition finalists to Los Angeles for a Power Lab workshop this summer.

Real cities

Mars Research Facility by Matt Jennings.

Mars Research Facility by Matt Jennings.

Mars City Design’s mission is to create visionary blueprints for real cities to be built before humans truly migrate to Mars.

This undertaking includes:

  • Establishing a module base of four people
  • Growing it to a size of an entire city with over 1,000 inhabitants
  • Applying this technological breakthrough for the benefit of Earth and testing the prototypes through 3D printing
"Instant Structure" by Reza Eslami and Asal Shokati

“Instant Structure” by Reza Eslami and Asal Shokati

Survive and thrive

This past year a design competition was initiated where participants from all over the world were able to have their say on what humans would need – not just to survive on Mars, but to sustain life as done here on Earth.

Recently, as follow-up, Mars City Design launched a crowd funding campaign on the Kickstarter platform in hopes of beginning to achieve the ambitious goal of living off planet. The raised funds will help with travel and operational costs of getting Mars City Design competition finalists to Los Angeles for a Power Lab workshop this summer.

University workshop

This “Mars City Power Lab” summer workshop would be staged this year – September 15-27 — at the University of Southern California.

At this workshop, finalists will build working prototypes and confer with industry experts about their projects in terms of viability and enhancement.

Project "Dandelion" by Gabriel Vidal

Project “Dandelion” by Gabriel Vidal

The goal of the Kickstarter campaign is $30,000. Funds will allow finalists and experts to unite in one place for two weeks. The upshot of the event is to focus on developing the selected designs of the cities on Mars, to further the mission of creating the right blueprints for a city on Mars.

“A home on another planet…it starts with designing it. Our workshop will just do that, and you can be part of it,” explains Mars mastermind, Vera Mulyani, CEO of Mars City Design.

For more information on backing the Mars City initiative, go to:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/marscitydesign/a-city-on-mars?ref=nav_search

Additional information is available at:

Email: MarsCityDesign@Gmail.com

Twitter: @MarsCityDesign

Facebook: Mars City Design

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