We recently learned of plans for flying taxis in Dubai, and the preparations for the launch of this project are already underway. But what if we told you that you will be able to use a flying taxi to get to a Martian City, right here on planet Earth?
United Arab Emirates has announced that they will commence building a 1.9 milion square feet Martian City simulating the life on mars as close as possible. The name they decided on for this structure is Mars Science City.
A series of interconnected domes will be installed and they will serve as different types of laboratories to simulate the life on Mars as close as possible. There will also be a museum built to exhibit the humanity’s greatest space achievements making this structure educational as well. Of course, a part of this construction will be designed especially for kids, intended to pick their interest in space.
The construction team in charge of creating this construction are planning to use advanced 3D printing techniques to create an environment that mimics this planet the most.
Another interesting fact is that UAE is planning to conduct an experiment right in this simulated Martian City where they will have a group of people living for a year. They will be growing their own food in conditions pretty similar to those on Mars and they will be trying out several farming techniques, such as the ones that do not require watering and naturally nutritious soil.
UAE’s Vice President and Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum said:
“The UAE seeks to establish international efforts to develop technologies that benefit humankind, and that establish the foundation of a better future for more generations to come. We also want to consolidate the passion for leadership in science in the UAE, contributing to improving life on earth and to developing innovative solutions to many of our global challenges.”
The final date for completing this project has not yet been announced.