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Off-World Construction

Mars Dune Alpha


08.06.2021
By ICON Team

The 3D-printed Habitat Located at Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, Will Aid in Long-duration Science Missions

To prepare for long-duration missions to Mars, ICON uses additive construction to 3D print a Martian analog habitat designed by BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group at NASA's Johnson Space Center.


ICON has been awarded a subcontract through Jacobs to support NASA's Crew Health and Performance Exploration Analog (CHAPEA) to deliver the 3D-printed habitat known as Mars Dune Alpha.


The 1,700 square-foot structure will simulate a realistic Mars habitat to support long-duration, exploration-class space missions.