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Published October 30, 2013, 08:13 PM

Day 4 of UND's lunar habitat experiement

A group of University of North Dakota students has spent 4 days living inside a lunar habitat, simulating life in space. UND students have their own mission control -- a group of more than 5 students who have volunteered their time to make sure the 10 day study runs smoothly.

By: Victor Correa, WDAZ

A group of University of North Dakota students has spent 4 days living inside a lunar habitat, simulating life in space. UND students have their own mission control -- a group of more than 5 students who have volunteered their time to make sure the 10 day study runs smoothly.

While it's the student-astronaut's job to make sure everything inside the habitat works -- it's the crew on the outside who makes sure it works. On the first night the water pipes froze -- and mission control fixed it. They're responsible for all of the maintenance outside the habitat and that ranges from plumbing to engineering to even making sure the astronauts have enough food.

Beyond making sure the habitat works -- mission control is also responsible for scheduling and setting up moon-walks. And while it may seem more fun to be an astronaut -- the students in mission control say this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

UND's Mission Control just found out Tuesday that they'll be able to set up a Skype conference with Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas in the coming days.

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