Plans Courtesy Of Blue Planet Research - Bryan Christie Design
I'd always wanted to visit Mars. Instead I got Hawaii. There, about 8,200 feet above sea level on Mauna Loa, sits a geodesically domed habitat for testing crew psychology and technologies for boldly going. I did a four-month tour at the NASA-funded HI-SEAS-that's Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation-in 2013, and a new 8-month mission is scheduled to start in October. It's a long time to be cooped up, “so the psychological impacts are extremely important,” habitat designer Vincent Paul Ponthieux says. The key to keeping everybody sane? A sense of airiness. Yep-even on Mars, you're going to need more space.
Power System | Solar panels supply power and charge the batteries for the habitat. If juice levels fall below 5 percent, a hydrogen fuel cell kicks in.
Workshop & Airlock | Crew can use the 3-D printer to make hair clips, replacement parts, and anything else they forgot back on Earth. This area is also the door to the surface; they simulate depressurization and pressurization before and after sorties.....Continue Reading
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All photos by Max Touhey
Demolition has only just begun on the site of Two Trees' Domino megaprojectand the neighbors are already complaining and petitioning about the noise, so this should be a fun 10 to 15 years (assuming everything goes according to plan). In the meantime, check out these photos that photographer Max Touheytook of the carnage. The Syrup Shed, where artist Kara Walker had her installation, is currently being taken down, along with the Bin Structure, the Boiler House, and some of the smaller structures including the Wash House, Turbine Room, Power House and Pump House.