UND NDX Spacesuit Featured In Current Popular Science Magazine Online

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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