High school students design a Mars habitat research center


Life on Mars might sound like a stretch, but high school students in Frederick, Maryland invented a device that can help civilization thrive on the Red Planet.

Nina Crosby Walton, a Senior at Walkersville High School is designing a Mars habitat research center for about eight to twelve people that she hopes can possibly be used on the planet Mars one day. The high school student is designing this for the NAACP ACT-SO Competition. If she wins that she can then go onto a national competition. She says hopefully, it can possibly be seen by NASA officials one day to incorporate into some of their ideas as well.

“The inflatable pod is basically the base of the design and it’s inflatable to help save space to the rocket ship to mars and it will be deployed on the surface with a 3-D layer on top to protect from space radiation,” said Crosby Walton.

If Nina wins the the NAACP ACT-SO competition, she will receive a $2,000 scholarship towards any College or University of her choice.

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