It is true that the arrival of astronauts on Mars is not exactly coming soon, although the number of Red Planet exploration projects is plentiful. In addition to NASA, the European, Russian and Chinese space agencies also have projects scheduled for launch in the summer of 2020, and even SpaceX prepares to get there. While humans still do not reach Martian territories, Interstellar Lab wants to prepare for future living on Mars on Earth.
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In November 2019, the French startup presented its project for the creation of what it calls Experimental Bioregenerative Station (EBios) in the Mojave Desert, California, in 2021. The project aims to create a network of domes with an ecosystem. to understand how humans could live on Mars. EBios can also help researchers develop more sustainable communities on earth.
The Mojave Desert domes network, whose conditions resemble those of the Red Planet, will feature housing complexes, research centers and even an artistic center. The company predicts that when EBios is ready, it will be able to accommodate about 100 people. According to Barbara Belvisi, CEO of Interstellar Lab, a stay could cost between $ 3,000 and $ 6,000 per week.
For now, the concept conceived by Interstellar Lab is still a proposal, however its CEO revealed in an interview to the Venture Beat website The company has already identified four possible locations to develop its project. The official indicates that the startup is negotiating the possible purchase of a property by February this year.