It’s official – a company just made plans for the first human city on Mars, according to a press release from ABIBOO.
Named the City of Nüwa, the first major Martian settlement could house 250,000 people and be built in and out next to a massive cliff – where the people of Mars would have access to sunshine without overestimating the lethal threat of cosmic radiation.
More importantly, ABIBOO says construction will begin in 2054, with the first settlers moving in by the year 2100.
ABIBOO’s plan for the first Martian city builds into a cliff side
Most of Nüwa City ‘s new offerings appear within a room (and the working word seems to be a luxury), and whether the 2100 goal is a reasonable estimate is up for grabs. But it is clear from the press release that ABIBOO did the work considering how a city on Mars could work and ultimately prosper. A rock face on the Red Planet will allow settlers to live in personal homes, with other areas dedicated to agricultural and energy purposes, where humans can raise livestock or generate energy from the sun.
The goal is to build a self-sustaining civilization on the Martian surface that is able to survive without the need to regularly transfer materials from Earth, but definite plans for how this will happen are yet to be seen. But the behavior will be difficult. Mars’ atmospheric pressure is less than 1% of the Earth’s surface, the temperature is cold enough to melt tears, which would certainly peel from someone exposed to the deadly radiation that would burn any skin exposed to rays. cosmic.
“We had to do a lot of computer-based analysis and work with the scientists to try to understand what the future holds,” said Alfredo Muñoz, founder of ABIBOO’s architectural studio.[W]It has to face challenges that are particularly unique to the conditions of Mars, one of which is gravity, which has only one-third of its weight on Earth. “
However, fortunately for us, the surface of Mars contains CO2 and water.
Perhaps a future city on Mars should not be dependent on Earth
“Water is one of the great benefits that Mars offers, it helps to be able to get the right materials for their construction,” Muñoz said. “Basically, with the water and the CO2, we can generate carbon and with the carbon, we can generate steel.” Crucially, the ABIBOO intends to use only materials from Mars to make the first city built on the planet.
The new city of Mars project is involved in a larger scientific project organized by the Mars Society – with development work from the SONet network, which is an international team of scientists and academics. “What we have learned from developing a fully sustainable city on Mars gives us so many informative ideas and insights into things we could do differently on Earth. , “Muñoz explained.
Many people are very passionate about building a huge human presence on Mars. From Carl Sagan to Robert Zubrin, and from Mars enthusiasts to SpaceX CEO Elon Musk – interest is far from waning. While some predictions from Musk may seem impractical, the consensus is growing that any future city on Mars must be self-sufficient – otherwise people will not the future Red Planet gaining independence from Earth.