Mission to Mars

Tomorrow I’ll be down in San Luis Obispo, helping to judge a competition called Design Village 2008:

In the Design Village Competition, teams from across the United States design and build a theme-based structure that meets several additional requirements: the structure’s parts must be hand carried down a mile trail into the canyon; the structure must be assembled in 12 hours, without the use of plugged electricity; the team members must live in their structure for the entire weekend.

The theme this year is Mission To Mars. Here is a gallery of previous contestants. I think it’s open to the public, as well – so, if you’re in the central coast region, come by, say hello, check out all the structures, and keep your fingers crossed for good weather.

2 thoughts on “Mission to Mars”

  1. that is excellent that you are judging design village! you will like poly canyon, it is a great area. check out the shell house (i am sure they will unlock it for you). also, the cantilever structure is pretty cool.

  2. This is a Great Idea! I am always pleased to see the idea of space colonization move forward in any form, from the simplest idea to the most complex plans. As a Charter Member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics’ Space Colonization Technical Committee, I am always looking for new ideas and ways to promote them to push this cause forward. I am looking for authors and web developers to assist in this effort for at least two sites; MissionToMars.com and a new site, SpaceColonizationNews.com (still in development). If anyone is interested in joining this project, please contact me.

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