Recent tests were part of an ongoing quest to prepare for human exploration of Mars
The University of North Dakota’s NDX planetary exploration system has been included as part of a story and photo spread in the current online edition of Popular Science magazine.
As was announced earlier this week, the UND-designed “NDX-2 suit” has been invited to participate in an upcoming international test series dubbed “World Space Walk 2013.”
The test series took place earlier this month as a highlight of World Space Week 2013, which this year was themed “Exploring Mars, Discovering Earth.”
The NDX system is designed, developed, and built by a team that includes faculty, staff and students from several departments on campus, an effort led by Pablo de León, a faculty member and director of the Department of Space Studies Human Spaceflight Lab. Space Studies is part of the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences.
Juan Miguel Pedraza, writer/editor
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