Article: Could Future Homes on the Moon and Mars Be Made of Fungi?

"Science fiction often imagines our future on Mars and other planets as run by machines, with metallic cities and flying cars rising above dunes of red sand. But the reality may be even stranger – and "greener." Instead of habitats made of metal and glass, NASA is exploring technologies that could grow structures out of fungi to become our future homes in the stars, and perhaps lead to more sustainable ways of living on Earth as well."

Authored by BioSTEAM Speaker Frank Tavares from NASA's Ames Research Center

https://www.nasa.gov/feature/ames/myco-architecture

Keywords: Earth Technology Exploration View All RESEARCH NASA Futures Thinking Astrobiology Biodiversity Life in Space

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