Loading…
  • C-Space-Mars-Base-1-Gobi-Desert
  • C-Space-Mars-Base-1-Gobi-Desert-2
  • C-Space-Mars-Base-1-Gobi-Desert-3
  • C-Space-Mars-Base-1-Gobi-Desert-4
  • C-Space-Mars-Base-1-Gobi-Desert-5
  • C-Space-Mars-Base-1-Gobi-Desert-6
  • C-Space-Mars-Base-1-Gobi-Desert-7
Loading…

Echelons better than lead-filled kids’ toys and knockoff Land Rovers (Land Wind??), this Chinese-built Martian base in the Gobi Desert is something to behold. Created to simulate a base station on the planet Mars, Chinese company C-Space’s Mars Base 1 will eventually open up to the public. The idea behind it is to provide visitors with a Mars-like experience without the near-zero gravity and unbreathable atmosphere, of course. And as if you didn’t already know, China is working fast-and-furious-like with its China National Space Administration program that may actually send a man to the moon with distant plans to colonize Mars. The Mars Base 1 station is composed of a main dome and nine separate modules. Housed within are living quarters, greenhouse, airlock, and a main control center. And just so you know they’ve got a sense of humor in the midst of red rock desolation, there’s a black monolith parked out there a-la 2001: A Space Odyssey.

arcadia-cm-if2-9-19

Unless you’re slapping solar panels on your roof or erecting a wind turbine, you probably just pay your energy bill and hope your local utility is doing the right thing. That isn’t happening nearly enough. Enter Arcadia Power, a free platform that allows you to contribute to the fight for clean power while dropping monthly energy costs. Link your local utility account, and they seek out solar and wind projects near you, buying renewable energy certificates in your name. Arcadia Power is committed to making clean energy work for the planet and your bank account.