A NASA Centennial Challenges program competition to build a 3D-printed habitat for deep space exploration. The multi-phase challenge was designed to advance the construction technology needed to create sustainable housing solutions for Earth and beyond.
The competition, completed in 2019, awarded a total of $2,061,023.
Over Two Million dollars!
Serious business, NASA!l
I've been following this space since an intern at Booz Allen Hamilton 'placed' to the second round of the NASA 3D-Printed Habitat contest.
The BAH entry concept included a cold fusion reactor to power the habitat and construction process. Booz Allen Hamilton has been watching the "cold fusion ecosphere" for as long as any of us.
I posit that Booz Allen will play a major role in the transfer of advanced U.S. CMNS technology and applied engineering to the Mars habitat construction industry. -gbgoble
Quote Booz Allen
2020 Space Day
"Since we assisted with NASA’s founding 60 years ago, Booz Allen has helped further the U.S. space mission—from working on the theoretical strategy for Apollo 11 to systems engineering for the International Space Station. Happy Space Day from all of us."
NASA 3D-Printed Habitat Contest History
Well worth reading up on. During each phase the teams improve. The videos, sponsors and designs are... out of this world. History in the making. CMNS energy will play a significant role. IMO-gbgoble
The 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge is run through a partnership with NASA’s Centennial Challenges Program and Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois. Bradley University has partnered with sponsors Caterpillar, Bechtel and Brick & Mortar Ventures to run the competition.