Wondering What Home Designs NASA Announced for Mars, the Moon and Beyond?

If you are currently designing your dream home in Georgia, you have an idea of all the planning and steps that need to go into getting your project off the ground and building it?

Can you imagine if you add into the mix that you are building your dream home on Mars, the moon or beyond? Yes, you read this correctly. National Aeronautics and Space Administration “NASA” just reported the top three designs for homes on Mars.

NASA is interested in making interplanetary living a reality, and they created a challenge which started in 2015 to begin to achieve this goal. The challenge, 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge, has teams competing to design shelters suitable for the Moon, Mars and beyond.

Recently, 11 teams were asked to create full-scale design renderings using modeling software. They each had to prepare a short video explaining their choice. The models were evaluated for architectural layout, aesthetics, scalability, and feasibility of their construction.

3D challenge

A partnership with NASA’s Centennial Challenges program and Bradley University are managing the 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge. The sponsors are CaterpillarBechtel, and Brick & Mortar Ventures to administer the competition. The challenge was developed to advance the construction technology needed to create sustainable housing solutions for Earth and beyond.


There are three phases of the competition:

  • Phase 1 – Design. Completed in 2015. Each team was required to submit architectural renderings. Prize purse was $50,000.
  • Phase 2 – Structural. Completed in 2017. Each team was required to create structural components. Prize purse was $1.1 million.
  • Phase 3 – On-Site Habitat. Ongoing. Each team has to fabricate sub-scale habitats. The prize purse is $2 million.

NASA recently announced the top three designs for homes on Mars.

First Place

SEArch+/Apis Cor won first place. They are based in New York. The design was a unique twisted structure with small dotted holes to let in natural light.


Team Zoperhous was runner-up. They suggested that their modular structures could be printed by an autonomous rover. The Mars Incubator, a group of engineers and artists, showed a modular design consisting of four distinct spaces. There was a pace for growing plants.

Astronauts to the Moon and Mars

President Donald Trump announced that his goal is to send astronauts where no man has gone before. The President authorized the Robert M. Lightfoot Jr., acting NASA administrator, to “lead an innovative space exploration program so that America can send astronauts back to the moon and Mars.

Dream Home

Here are some considerations to start building your dream home here on earth:

  • Hire the right contractor
  • Clear plan
  • Communication
  • Budget
  • Floorplan
  • Elevation
  • Permits
  • HOA
  • Return on investment
  • Architect
  • Hiring subcontracting
    • craftsmen from diverse trades,
    • carpenters,
    • painters,
    • electricians,
    • plumbers,
    • flooring and
    • HVAC professionals

For more help, read Tips to Avoid Costly Home Improvement Errors.

We may not be able to build a home for you on Mars or beyond, but we can help you with building a home in Georgia. Contact us to schedule your consultation and estimate. Or, you can call us at 678-635-5429 or email.

About Georgia Home Remodeling
Georgia Home Remodeling is a Gwinnett-based remodeling and renovation contractor company that has been serving Metro Atlanta and North Georgia since 1991. Originally created by company founder and president Chris Allen as a small painting company, GHR has since grown into a full-service custom remodeling and home renovation provider.

Georgia Home Remodeling is dedicated to providing great service and quality work at a fair price. From the initial contact until the job’s completion, we will be prompt, courteous and communicative, and will always do exactly what we promise to do at the price we quoted.

We are fully licensed and insured home renovation contractor, and our diverse and experienced crews include carpenters, painters, electricians, plumbers, flooring specialist, and HVAC professionals. Company president Chris Allen, who oversees and manages each GHR job, is also a Certified Graduate Builder, Certified Lead Carpenter and Certified Remodeler.

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