Mars Base 10 - A Permanent Settlement on Mars for 10 Astronauts 2009-01-2385
Mars Base 10 was developed at the International Space University during an internship at NASA Ames Research Center. The underlying proposal was to develop innovative concepts for deployable and inflatable structures enabling permanent habitation on Mars for ten astronauts. The project was primarily conducted as an investigation for an analogue Mars base test bed for the Atacama Desert in Chile and for online virtual environment experiments (Spaceward Bound 2.0). The design presented in this paper takes into account all components of a mission to Mars with a focus on the surface habitat architecture.