As part of its efforts to support scientific research, innovation and space-related projects, the UAE Space Agency has launched the "Planet Mars" competition within the UAE.
The competition invites interested candidates from all age groups and nationalities residing in the UAE to present innovative designs for virtual homes to accommodate the future population of planet Mars.
The designs submitted for the competition should take into account a home with a capacity for two people with an area of about 500 square meters or more, and should provide practical and adequate living conditions for the residents, such as the ability to work and conduct research within special units, and carry outvarious recreational activities. These homes should be built using materials available on planet Mars, or for example, through recycling the spacecraft that transported the astronauts there.
People wishing to participate can upload the design to the competition website, and attach any relevant information or explanation about the design of the house before March 1, 2015.
For more information, please follow this link here.