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Workshop of world renowned leaders in space exploration.  Be part of the effort to build the first city on Mars. PARTICIPATE: https://marscitypowerlab.eventbrite.com
Workshop of world renowned leaders in space exploration. Be part of the effort to build the first city on Mars. PARTICIPATE: https://marscitypowerlab.eventbrite.com
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 This WORKSHOP will unite the competing finalists of our worldwide Mars City Design 2016 challenge. Esteemed teams from MIT, Carnegie Mellon University, Ares Astronautics, and more will come together for this expert-lead workshop to finalize their designs for a sustainable city on Mars.   

You can join us by becoming our backers, and meet our great selected design teams, and our speakers from NASA JPL, some private aerospace companies, experts from Purdue University and Buzz Aldrin Space Institute.

 This unique workshop will be hosted at the new space freshly built at the University of Southern California (USC), on September 15-28th, 2016.

 

 

 

 

 

Mars City Design's mission is to design the blueprint for sustainable cities on Mars.

"It is not enough to just travel to Mars and survive. Now we must develop a way in which we can sustainably live and love on Mars. It is essential that we call on a new generation of thinkers and innovators to make this a reality.” -Vera Mulyani, Founder & CEO of Mars City Design. 

 We put together a competition this past year that brought together the brightest minds in engineering, architecture, and design. 

The results were unexpectedly amazing and it inspired us to open up the conversation with a workshop. Our jury member have selected the best innovative designs. In this workshop, the selected teams will collaborate with aerospace engineers, cultivate those designs and develop technological solutions.

Our best student category contestants come from MIT, CMU, Ballstate University, University of Virginia and University of Manchester in the UK, Math & Engineering School in Bucharest, and School of Urban Design in Turkey.

We also have local and international professionals from different fields; agricultural, innovation, architecture, urbanism, math and engineering. 

We aim to build the winning prototypes, by 3D printing and testing them in their real scale in Mojave Desert, within the next 3 years.

Tentative Agenda:

 

 We need your help to bring this workshop to life!  We have some great rewards that will directly impact our ability to make this workshop a reality.

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

Some of our International contestants travel from across continents (Europe, Australia, Asia...) the only risk we have is if they cannot make it.

At the moment, for sure most of them cannot make it because of the financial challenge. But maybe YOU can help change that.

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    Pledge US$ 10 or more About US$ 10

    You are helping us a lot by simply supporting us. Thank you for this. We will put you on our mailing list, with great article and study about Mars

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    Pledge US$ 25 or more About US$ 25

    Thank you. You will help us virtually maintain the City. As the design of the City is developing, you will have access to come visit our city virtually in 3D.

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    You could choose either one Martian Shirt, Martian Bikini or Martian boxer. It exists in all size.

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    You will receive the above, plus, you can download the "Mars Clock" App for both Android and iPhone, created by Mars City Design contestant 2016, Mr. Dean Little.
    Now you can live by Martian timezones.

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    You will receive 5 high quality drawings of Mars City, sent to your address on Earth.
    (size 6"x4")

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    Pledge US$ 100 or more About US$ 100

    All the above
    + a poster of Mars City, signed by the artist.
    (Size 18"x 24")

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    Pledge US$ 150 or more About US$ 150

    You can participate in our workshop for 1 Day. You can meet the teams and get involved in their projects. You can also benefit the mentorship program on the day you choose to come in.

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    Pledge US$ 250 or more About US$ 250

    You are officially a Martian at this point. You will receive a Mars City Passport (A travel to Mars notebook for "the citizen" of Mars City). We will count you as official inhabitant of the Mars City population. Plus you can choose any of the above rewards.

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    A signed copy of the "The Martian" signed by the author, Andy Weir. The New York Times bestseller will be yours as well as of any of the above rewards.

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    You can join and participate in our Workshop for a week.

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    Pledge US$ 1,000 or more About US$ 1,000

    You can join and participate in our Workshop and mentorship program for 2 weeks.

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    Pledge US$ 2,500 or more About US$ 2,500

    You will have access to the Power Lab workshop. You will meet the selected winning teams continuing designing their cities.
    This program itself has a total value of $2,500

    You will also have a VIP Invitation to the Mars City Exhibition.

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    Pledge US$ 3,000 or more About US$ 3,000

    You may be able to save us at the last minute. To thank you, you can have an autographed SELFIE with with Col. BUZZ ALDRIN, our legendary astronaut who went to the Moon!

    (We will invite you to the workshop during the Q&A time with Col. Buzz Aldrin and let you take a picture with him, print it that day and have him sign it!)

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    Pledge US$ 5,000 or more About US$ 5,000

    You will have all the above, plus: your name, will be engraved on the first Tree planted in the park of the Mars City.
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    2 FREE Access to our Gala Ceremony.
    The Gala Ceremony happens in October, we will nominate the winners of Mars City Design Competition 2016. This will be in Los Angeles. More information is on our website.

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    Pledge US$ 10,000 About US$ 10,000

    You are giving us the first top donation. Your name will always be linked to our Mars City.

    We will 3D Print a small model of the city you choose and engrave your name on it, and you will have a Mars City at home.

    You will also have 2FREE Access to the Gala Ceremony in October.

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