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Mars Base Design Competition Open To Non-Scientific Professionals 94

An anonymous reader writes "MakerBot, in collaboration with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), is hosting a competition for the design of a future Mars base. The competition is open to any Thingiverse account holder regardless of professional or educational background. Winners will be chosen by a subjective panel of JPL and MakerBot employees based on scientific feasibility, creativity, and printability. Contest ends June 12, and contestants have to be at least 13 years old. The first place winner will receive a MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D printer and three spools of MakerBot Filament. The second place winner will receive two spools, and the third place winner will receive one spool. All three will have their design featured on Thingiverse." You can also browse the entries so far.
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Mars Base Design Competition Open To Non-Scientific Professionals

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  • Re:How about... (Score:4, Interesting)

    by Opportunist ( 166417 ) on Sunday June 08, 2014 @09:15AM (#47189879)

    You not only assume that the cave is otherwise airtight, you also assume that it contains no harmful minerals that could pose dangers to humans.

  • Always void on Mars (Score:2, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday June 08, 2014 @09:40AM (#47189941)

    Based on "Contest ... is void ... where taxed" phrase I'm under the impression this contest would be mainly open to Americans only, if even them. (Some weird legalese and syntax in the terms). Additionally, "All Entries must include a description of how and why the submitted MakerBot Mars Design is suitable for the living conditions of a Martian. For the purposes of this Contest, ÃoeMartianà is defined as a native inhabitant of the planet Mars." Given current science is fairly certain there are, in fact, no native Martians, I should probably submit a sold block with a description to that effect. Either that, or a petri dish.

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