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They install in Switzerland an 'alien' habitat printed in 3D that can be sent into space on SpaceX rockets

It is intended for the development of experiments that will mainly study the impact that life on other planets could have on humans.

At the Rosenberg Institute, a Swiss boarding school for students aged 6 to 18 , installed a prototype of a space habitat printed in 3D with polymers of sustainable materials. The Rosenberg Space Habitat (RSH) was intentionally designed to be transported on SpaceX Starships. It will serve as an experimental laboratory for students to study science, architecture and what life would be like on another planet without leaving campus. The project was presented last Wednesday on the institute’s website.

A fascinating aspect of the project is how architecture itself can contribute to keeping humans alive in inhospitable environments, guaranteeing the prosperity of settlements outside our planet. Bernhard Gademann, director general of the Rosenberg Institute, states that the objective is to provide, from an early age, the possibility for the leaders of the future to face the challenges posed by advanced space exploration. This interaction will enable students to “ approach and resolve these complex issues from a collaborative and holistic”, he said.

The RSH, which was created by students and the Danish architecture firm SAGA Space Architects, consists of a three-story tower seven meters high, holding the record for being the tallest 3D printed structure in the world, that can accommodate a crew of 2 people.

The first floor is dedicated to hygiene, a laboratory and a workshop to use robots. The second is designed for recreation and entertainment and the third is intended for rest. Experiments will be developed in the habitat that will mainly study the impact that extraterrestrial life could have on humans. Engineered with a sustainable purpose, the special polymer used can be broken down and recycled into other 3D printed structures. The RSH includes a port for reconnaissance drones and a robot dog from Boston Dynamics.

The RSH is located in the Rosenberg Self-Sufficient Future Park, a state-of-the-art outdoor experimental space, powered by wind turbines. In this environment, students can undertake advanced technological projects under the guidance of experts.


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