Sunday, May 07, 2006

Mars Spacesuit Prototype Trials Underway in North Dakota

A spacesuit prototype designed for Mars exploration is bounding across the North Dakota badlands this week in a series of field tests to check its mobility and performance.

Engineers and university students are putting their North Dakota Experimental Planetary Space Suit through a series of challenges, including mock-Martian hikes, sample collections and -- this Saturday -- a simulated sandstorm.

The Mars spacesuit is the culmination of 14 months of work by faculty and students with the North Dakota Space Grant Consortium, which received $100,000 from NASA to develop the prototype.

(Via Aberrant News.)

1 comment:

W.M. Bear said...

All dressed up and nowhere to go.