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Do you have what it takes to Design in Space?

Humankind just discovered life on Mars. Your research group is tasked to design and test the tools necessary for successful living on the surface of Mars. New Worlders are counting on your creative thinking and know how to make all of the essential items they will need for their work rotations.

Project specifications:

  • Cost estimate is $18000 per 100 grams to Mars.  It will be important to make needed items from Mars found materials.

  • All items use the metric system and must fit within a 254 mm cube.

  • 254 mm = 10 inches

  • Payload Rack dimensions for the Mars Exploration Mobile Environment (MEME) are 355 mm by 355 mm (14 in. by 14 in.)

For further details and instructions visit:

Learn the specific space based manufacturing standards at:

Supplies Needed

Containers for tool and food storage.

Medical Supplies:

  • Breathing apparatus
  • Protective Gear
  • Prosthetic parts
  • Personal Hygiene (Tweezers, scissors)
  • Clamps
  • Syringes
  • Testing devices (stethoscope, auriscope)
  • Splints

Vacuum Hose Attachments

Refillable hydration containers

Nesting Drink Ware set (cup, mug)

Nesting Dinnerware set (Plate, saucer, bowls, utensils - 4 sets)

Lids for dinnerware food storage

Tools (mechanical and electric)


Tie downs, Clothes pins, Clips

Replacement Handles

Adjustable arm platform

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