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Published December 27, 2010, 11:38 AM

UND Space Suit to be Tested in Antarctica

An experimental space suit developed at the University of North Dakota will be tested in Antarctica for a simulated mission to Mars.

By: Associated Press, WDAZ

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) - An experimental space suit developed at the University of North Dakota will be tested in Antarctica for a simulated mission to Mars.

But researchers tell the Grand Forks Herald the space suit is now being tested in North Dakota because the state is a lot like Antarctica this time of year.

UND officials say the space suit has been tested in other areas that resemble Martian terrain, including deserts in Utah and North Dakota's badlands.

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