In The News: IKEA Is Planning For The Colonization Of Mars 

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In The News: IKEA Is Planning For The Colonization Of Mars 

With 433 stores around the world, IKEA already has a strong foothold on this planet. But as any successful company does, the furniture giant is planning for the future. Perhaps not in the way you’d think, though.

A recent Fast Company article described how the company is planning for the colonization of Mars, but more precisely, how it’s planning for the trips to the Red Planet. IKEA designers are working to design spaces where astronauts, and eventually everyday citizens, are comfortable during the long, lonely and taxing trips.

These spaces will incorporate features allowing the passengers to participate in aspects of everyday life that allow us to thrive.

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