Colonization through Sun and Sand.
Integration of advanced robotics, digital fabrication and materials science will inevitably change the way humans create physical objects. If successful, the first human habitat on Mars will be the single greatest accomplishment our species has ever achieved. Understanding the impact of this remarkable event is at the heart of our approach to giving astronauts the most powerful, yet flexible, tools they will need to inhabit a planet that we currently know relatively little about.
Solar Crafting is an innovative additive manufacturing approach that combines the construction capabilities of Contour Crafting with the energy-efficient process of Solar Sintering to construct protective structures on the Martian surface. Solar Crafting will give the human race the best possible chance to become a truly interplanetary species for the first time. It will do so in a way that is not only cost-effective and scalable, but also built off existing technologies that are just awaiting a series of public-private partnerships to unite around a common objective:
Colonize the Red Planet.