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Published October 16, 2013, 07:50 PM

UND prepares for 10-day NASA simulation

University of North Dakota students and faculty are preparing for a one-of-a-kind 10-day NASA funded simulation. Over the last few years students have been building lunar suits, rovers and even a habitat to put to the test.

By: Victor Correa, WDAZ

University of North Dakota students and faculty are preparing for a one-of-a-kind 10-day NASA funded simulation. Over the last few years students have been building lunar suits, rovers and even a habitat to put to the test. For 10 days -- 4 students will be living in a lunar habitat. The simulation is supposed to resemble a moon or mars exploration. Students will test the habitat's engineering systems along with how the habitat, rover, and suits all work together. The results of the study will be reported to NASA and will result in a 30-day test that will take place next spring.

The four students will be selected over the next week based on how well they're able to support the weight of the suit and work efficiently.

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