NASA has unveiled designs for 3D-printed towers that could shelter the first humans on Mars.
Each of the striking structures would house living spaces as well as a laboratory for experiments.
Plans revealed by NASA were cooked up by the winners of its 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge.
The competition tasked teams across the US to submit designs for a habitat that could one day house the first astronauts on Mars.
First place was taken by team “SEArch+/Apis Cor”from New York.
Their twisted, tower-like “Mars X House” — which exists only as digital renderings for now — can be bolstered with 3D-printed add-ons.
The team’s plan involves multiple Mars X Houses being built on Mars by AI-powered robots before humans arrive to live in them.