Mars Incubator was originally conceptualized by the founder as an independent competition to spark student interest in developing the necessary technology to build life sustaining capsules on Mars. After initial research we found that NASA is already addressing this goal with the Centennial Challenge Program. Thus, the competitive team was formed by the founder to take on NASA’s challenge.
Mars Incubator is a team of engineers and artists formed to compete in the NASA Centennial challenge competitions. More specifically we are looking to develop the technologies and inform the designs that will one day lead humans to a sustainable presence on Mars.
As mechanical engineers, manufacturing new technologies represent a shift in creative potential. Additive manufacturing offers a suite of new design parameters that will enable humans to develop the Martian surface. The team is a collection of peers, co-workers, mentors and friends with a common interest in developing the technology that makes humanity a space-faring species.
Our strategy is to maintain a small, agile team with the appropriate subject matter expert in each of the topics critical to the success of the project. Based on the timescale it’s important to communicate ideas and make decisions quickly and effectively.
Check out design for the Level 1 of the challenge here: