Fantastic Five | Small Spaces, Big Ideas!


The Challenge | Small Spaces, Big Ideas!

Create crew-friendly designs for a habitat and/or its multi-use furniture, to be used for isolation studies on Earth that are researching the environmental and human dimensions of life on another planet.

Modding to Mars

Designing an interactive 3D model of a Mars habitat using Minecraft, NASA Data, NodeRED, and Watson APIs

Fantastic Five
  • We started with paper designs - making a scale model of our Mars habitat
  • The next step was trying to create it in Minecraft
  • We used Python APIs to generate the perfect dome
  • We used Minecraft mods to let us create a teleporter to get around our Mars environment
  • We used NASA data APIs, NodeRED on Bluemix, and Watson Conversation to create an interactive chatbot inside Minecraft that could answer questions about Mars, the weather and our project.

SpaceApps is a NASA incubator innovation program.