Costa Rica News – Costa Ricans participated in the HP Mars Home Planet contest held by HP.
Their proposal for a city for one million humans on Mars was among the finalists, out of 392 proposals.
Their team consisted of Pablo Mora Chatski, Michael Quirós, Federico Peña and Juan Pablo Duque, three engineers and an architect. They work for APAME Design. They named their design Areocell city.
To compete they had to follow certain rules, such as respecting the physics of Mars. They were very imaginative as well as thorough in researching energy sources available on the Red Planet. They came up with a plan of using solar, areothermal, nuclear and even human energy. People on Mars would have to exercise to maintain muscle mass and bone density and gyms can make use of the energy.
The materials they chose to use included sand, Martian concrete and frozen water. They would make giant igloos, to house thousands of people each, which would be interconnected. They’d use a series of tubes to transport waste and air.