Wednesday , September 20 2017
Home / News / Embry-Riddle students convert RV to Mars habitat
Airstream

Embry-Riddle students convert RV to Mars habitat

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — About 20 current and former students and a professor from the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, are taking their 1976 Airstream RV on a mission to duplicate Mars’ habitat, News-Journal reported.

“It already looks like a space station,” human factors professor Jason Kring told News-Journal, as he showcased the Airstream that’s currently parked in a hangar near the school’s campus. The front windshield, an enclosed dome, even resembles the helmet of a spacesuit.

Kring wants to transform the vehicle into the type of habitat astronauts would live in for days at a time if they land on Mars, New-Journal explained. It will also replicate experiments NASA conducts to test astronauts’ suitability for long-term missions.

To read the full story by News-Journal, click here.

About Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith is a Wisconsin native currently living in Illinois with her husband, Eric, and two dogs, Maggie and Grace. She enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking and, of course, camping in cabins and park models.

Leave a Reply

Pin It on Pinterest