A space habitat was built on Earth: why it was needed and what it looked like

A space habitat was built on Earth: why it was needed and what it looked like

On the anniversary of the famous landing of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the Moon, the innovative Swiss boarding school Institute auf dem Rosenberg opened the Rosenberg Space Environment, which will serve as an experimental laboratory for students to explore and actively shape the future of mankind on and outside the Moon.

What is the habitat made of?

The space habitat has been constructed with environmentally friendly materials, and has been specially designed to place the spaceX launch vehicle inside the Starship launcher heading for Mars, which could orbit for the first time this summer.

To date, the structure is the world's highest polymeric design, printed on a 3D printer.

Rosenberg's outer space habitat framework was printed on a 3D printer in Milan, and the interior structure was built in Copenhagen in cooperation with high-tech partners, Camozzi and Ingersol. The use of polymeric materials is revolutionary because of its universality.

According to the designers, the material is much better than the concrete used in most 3D printer designs. One of Rosenberg's students' secrets is the use of an UV stabilizer. The result is a flexible but robust material suitable for secondary processing. For example, it can be broken and reprinted into another structure.

What's inside the compound?

The three-storey housing complex can be used as a practical research centre, where students "can take immersive training modules" that "activate creative problem solving" are explained by scientists.

According to the project, the first floor is reserved for the bathroom, laboratory research and workshops for the use of robots, including fueture delivery.

The second floor is for work, recreation, and entertainment.

The third floor was designed for privacy and rest.

According to the authors of the project, the cornerstone of the design of the base is "psychotic well-being and environmental sustainability." All space and furniture are designed to be multifunctional, allowing many activities to be carried out in limited space.

Why do you need a space habitat?

RSH will help students learn more about how to create habitats on Earth and in space. As engineers pointed out in a press release, the project teaches students not to fear new technologies, but to apply them and use them for the development of the space industry.

"Our goal is to provide future leaders with an early understanding of future space exploration, allowing students to deal with complex issues together," says Bernhard Gademann, Director General of Rosenberg School.

Rosenberg ' s space environment is designed to serve as a learning environment for students to learn new technologies and inspire them to develop innovations for the next generation of space explorers.

Experiments conducted with RSH will "explore human well-being using hardware and software and applications testing tools" as well as "development of monitoring tools for remote flight management systems." Students will also study the importance of sensory stimulation in remote accommodations using light, sound and smelling devices, all of which will improve system thinking skills, believe scientists. All of which will be concluded by working with automated mechanics and more in-depth research into artificial intelligence.