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" INFLATABLE ICE ", Mars Planet, 2010
Design of construction and colonisation on Mars, with Nasa (the Earth-Bioplex Unit in Houston) and with Future Home Exhibition (in Malmoë), prototype of 150 m2 in 2002.
A project link with "Mission to Ice", a workshop project in Spizberg Island with Atelier A.I.R / ENSBA school / Paris. Artistic collaboration on this two project : J. Van Aerden.
Look at http://ice.mission.free.fr/ (web site of the discovery project on ice land)Scenario:
1) Transportation of a light, inflatable habitat (with a special transparent skin to protect against cosmic radiation).2) Inflation on Mars.
3) Extraction of water from the permafrost soil (heat process).4) Spray on multiple polymer membranes.
5) Terra Formation Igloo / Oxygen with hydropotic plantation.