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Martian ideal home goes on show in London

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>> Is there life on Mars? Well, if there ever is, this is how it might look. This show home, designed for life on the red planet, going on display at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, London on Thursday. It was designed with the help of astronomers at the observatory, and author Stephen Petranek, for an upcoming National Geographic docudrama.
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Mars, a six part series, will l imagine the first manned mission to the planet, set in 2033.>> And this is a typical Mars home, if you wanna call it that, but it's really a survival center. It will make oxygen for people to breath and it will supply its own water by sucking in the Martian atmosphere, which is about 100% humid most nights.
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>> Top of the would be colonizers' wishlist, plants to supplement those freeze dried food rations from Earth with nutrients and a bit of crunch. And if you forget your toothbrush, you can just make it on your 3D printer, another essential for the 21st century planetary explorer. Hopefully you'll get some real rocks to add to these fake ones.
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You'll probably want a copy of Petranek's book too.>> Well, it's possibly the greatest adventure of anyone's lifetime, to go that far and to see something that unusual, and to live in an environment that is that unusual. But there will be a comradery about living on Mars, so it will be very attractive.
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>> Thanks to Patrenek, you should have everything you need. You just better hope you like the neighbors.