Created with space-grade technologies developed for long-term sustainable missions on Mars and surrounded by the woods in Upstate New York, TERA by Ai SpaceFactory is this week’s Uncoverd project.
The fourth episode of the Uncoverd features the 3d printed project TERA by AI SpaceFactory. In this episode, PA’s editor, Luka Koumari, makes a deep dive into some of the controversial aspects of the project. Designed by Ai SpaceFactory, the project is a high-tech luxury green eco-home available on a nightly basis for anyone wanting a glimpse into the future of sustainable living.
After a successfully winning MARSHA entry, AI SpaceFactory began developing TERA, short for Terrestrial -Analog, to validate these space technologies on Earth. Just like MARSHA, TERA is also an eco-friendly take on dwellings using sustainable means and methods with the use of printing technology, artificial intelligence, and robotics. The project intends to reduce landfill waste and create a collective low carbon footprint.
TERA’s exterior shell is 3D printed with renewable and recyclable materials, which minimize environmental impact without compromising comfort and performance. It offers a more straightforward, more sustainable solution for building on this planet while advancing the technologies for living on another.
Founded in 2017, the AI Space Factory had a goal to develop construction technologies that were futuristic enough to make a human habitation on and beyond Earth. The same year, they embarked on a challenge to design and create technologies to build on Mars for the Nasa Centennial Challenge, which they ultimately won in May 2019. This was followed by AI SpaceFactory joining NASA’s 3D Printed Habitat Challenge in its final phase that required constructing a prototype of a Martian habitat. Through this challenge, the designers started brainstorming on how to take up this challenge innovatively, which led to an exploration of various indigenous and recyclable PLA composites.
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