Architectural work is on-going to develop a Self-deployable Habitat for Extreme Environments. Credit: SHEE Project

Architectural work is on-going to develop a Self-deployable Habitat for Extreme Environments.
Credit: SHEE Project

On the Moon or Mars, cozy and self-deployable autonomous habitats might rule the day and night given the extreme climes at those extraterrestrial addresses.

Enter the “SHEE project” – the Self-deployable Habitat for Extreme Environments.

The concept is the product of an architecture research idea initiated by architect Ondrej Doule, detailed here August 31 at a session on space habitats at the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics’ (AIAA) Space 2015 meeting.

This space habitat work may serve dual purposes — not only for creating off planet, home-away-from-home domiciles – but also useful here on Earth.

Work on extraterrestrial habitats for the Moon and Mars may find down-to-Earth application to help those afflicted by natural or human-made disasters. Credit: SHEE Project

Work on extraterrestrial habitats for the Moon and Mars may find down-to-Earth application to help those afflicted by natural or human-made disasters.
Credit: SHEE Project

 

Videos and other photos

Time-lapse movie sped up 25 times shows a habitat equipped with internal furnishing and subsystems. The folding process was monitored earlier this year during a Self-deployable Habitat for Extreme Environments (SHEE) workshop held in Marseille, France.

www.shee.eu

 

 

For more details, go to my new Space.com story:

Future Mars Explorers Could Live in Habitats That Build Themselves
by Leonard David, Space.com’s Space Insider Columnist
September 16, 2015 07:20am ET

http://www.space.com/30553-self-deploying-mars-habitats-shee.html

 

 

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