What will your future house on Mars look like

That’s the premise of a new TV series made by National Geographic, called ‘Mars’, which aims to show what life could be like on the red planet.

In the run-up to the show’s release on Sunday, London’s Royal Observatory is hosting a Martian show home which has been built using materials as close to possible as those found on the red planet.

According to the script of the show, that is due to air on Sunday at 9pm GMT, the first Mars settlers will construct a bare-bones underground habitat in the tubes; over time, future missions would deliver additional materials, and the colony would expand, module by module.
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A model of what could be humanity's first home on Mars has gone on display today in London. The home has now been built in London using materials as close to possible as those found on the red planet, and will remain on display at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich until next Wednesday

A platform above contains pots of plants, since humans on Mars will have to grow 20 per cent of their food, Mr Petranek told

National Geographic created the home as part of its research for a new miniseries on the red planet, based on material in a book written by Stephen Petranek called 'How We'll Live on Mars'. The home includes a trap door that would lead down to an underground area, where heaters and the machine that turns carbon dioxide

Constructed over several months by Cardiff company Wild Creations, the 'show home' is a dome-like structure mined from the Martian soil, combined with recycled spacecraft parts, including a double air-locked entrance, all designed to protect the early settlers from Mars' unforgiving atmosphere and freezing temperatures

A platform above contains pots of plants, since humans on Mars will have to grow 20 per cent of their food, Mr Petranek told MailOnline

The home includes a trap door that leads down to an underground area, where heaters and the machine that turns carbon dioxide, which 95 per cent of the Martian atmosphere is made of, to oxygen.

At first glance, it looks like an igloo - but in fact, this could be man's first home on Mars. National Geographic created it for a new show on the red Planet, and plans to build it for real in London

According to the script, the first Mars settlers will construct a bare-bones underground habitat in the tubes; over time, future missions would deliver additional materials, and the colony would expand, module by module. Dubbed a 'global miniseries event', it mixes interviews with experts with scripted elements showing the first crew arriving

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