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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.

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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.

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