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(Feb. 3, 2015) -- NASA habitation module designer, Garrett Finney, used his background to create a small, self-contained, pop-up camper called the Cricket. It will be on display at the Novi, Mich., RV Show this weekend.

Modern NASA-inspired Cricket Trailer on display

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — Part tent, part RV, the NASA-inspired Cricket Trailer is the go-to camper for the modern road tripper, according to Dwell.

In 1999, architect Garrett Finney land­ed a dream job at NASA. As a habitation module designer, he mocked up rest-eat-sleep spaces for astronauts aboard the International Space Station, Dwell reported.

Combining his small-space expertise and backpacking background, Finney designed the Cricket Trailer, a small, self-contained pop-up camper, Dwell explained. Finney explained his trailer, “It’s not a house on wheels but a portable adventure living space.” Each trailer weighs between 1,000 and 1,500 pounds and costs from $10,000 to just under $18,000 depending on how heavily it’s out­fitted.

To read the full story by Dwell, 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.

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