Saturday, May 06, 2006

Prototype Mars space suit unveiled

Sau is the guinea pig for an experimental Mars space suit that he and about 40 other students from five North Dakota schools developed under a $100,000 grant from NASA...

Suit components developed by the students have been the basis for three patent applications so far, he said. And the grant is a tiny fraction compared with the price tag of $22 million each for space shuttle suits...

How about that.
These college students are willing to give it there all for far less than the "going rate."
These young people have their eyes on the future.
I wonder what might happen if the powers that be would allow more funding like this.
Let's hope this trend continues.

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