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Preliminary Design
By: Chad and Kyle

Our structure is an underground structure, and it’s like a giant bubble that has oxygen inside. The floor is metal, and people have magnet shoes that will stick to the floor because it’s metal. The gravity on Mars is 1/3 of that on Earth and everything that’s inside the house has metal so they won’t float everywhere. It is underground because it protects from sand storms and twisters. It can also protect you from the harmful sun’s rays.

They grow food in a special type of greenhouse that has sunlight, and it sprays the plants every day with water. The plants are in soil in the greenhouse. The containers have metal on the bottoms, so they stay on the ground. There is oxygen in the greenhouse.

Living on Mars would be better if it was like life on Earth. So we are trying to create a habitat that is like Earth’s habitat.


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Last Updated: May 2005
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