Here's what your house on Mars may look like (spoiler alert: no walk-in closets)
City life got you down? If you’re looking to relocate somewhere quiet, with plenty of open space and a sprinkle of cosmic radiation, Mars may be the place for you.
It includes a double air-locked entrance, and ten-feet-thick walls to protect settlers from -100 degree temperatures, cosmic radiation, and micrometeorite impacts (please sign me up!). On Mars, the dome would be built using microwaved blocks of Martian soil, known as regolith, and recycled spacecraft parts.
No word yet on whether there’s room for tiny succulents, or decorative Christmas lights.
The docu-drama set in 2033 is about a fictional astronaut crew on the first manned mission to the red planet. It also features interviews with some of the foremost thinkers on space exploration, including Neil DeGrasse Tyson and Elon Musk.
Musk, the founder of SpaceX and co-founder of Tesla, has stated before that he hopes to establish a human colony on Mars in the near future:
I’m more of a uniplanetary gal myself, Elon, but I definitely support you in your astronautical endeavors.
MARS premieres Monday, November 14th, on National Geographic.