SpaceX has some pretty bold (even megalomaniacal) plans for its future space missions. Although there is still no deadline for many of them to happen, some details end up being revealed by companies or universities that intend to carry out their projects in space with l aid from Elon Musk’s company. Among the proposals is a “space condo,” currently on display in Switzerland and designed to fit perfectly on a SpaceX spacecraft.
The residential complex, named Rosenberg Space Habitat (RSH), is made with state-of-the-art materials and is the tallest 3D polymer structure in the world. The project comes from the Institut auf dem Rosenberg.
The condominium is about seven meters high and has three floors that serve different purposes: the ground floor is exclusively for research, as it houses a laboratory; the second and third floors provide living and leisure space.
The designers have thought of absolutely everything, including the companionship of pets. To make the experience even more realistic, they even installed a robot “dog”, Boston Dynamics’ Spot, created to help in various sectors like industry, construction and even in stores.
“The Rosenberg Space Habitat is at the cutting edge of analog space habitat technology. It was developed in record time, from initial sketches to a fully functional final habitat in just a few months,” said Sebastian Frederiksen, Founder of SAGA Space Architects. “Furthermore, it’s a great example of how working with outer space also pushes the boundaries of technology and architecture here on Earth, because it’s the plastic ‘house’ 3D printed tallest in the world. This is just the beginning of the habitat, and now the research and education begins. I hope we will learn a lot about life on the Moon.
The structure is currently installed in the Future Park of the Auf Dem Rosenberg Institute in Switzerland and will allow students of the institute to learn what it takes for humans to survive in space. Additionally, students should be able to experiment with hardware and software tools to understand the surface changes of other planets, such as Mars, and thus learn to live on them.
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