STILLWATER — A group of Oklahoma State University students was selected for a NASA project to develop a structure that could house astronauts living in deep space.
The team will participate in NASA's 2014 Exploration Habitat Academic Innovative Challenge, a design competition that allows students to work with NASA personnel.
The team includes students from OSU's School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, School of Architecture and Architectural Engineering, School of Industrial Engineering, and Department of Design, Housing and Merchandising.
Jamey Jacob, the team's instructor, said the habitat the team produces will be designed to house a crew in environments such as the moon, Mars and larger asteroids. The goal is to create an environment similar to earth that the crew could use for laboratories and living space, Jacob said.
The team will design, build and test a mock-up for the habitat over the upcoming academic year, said Calvin Brown, the team leader. Brown, a graduate student from Edmond, said the team will design a structure that consists of three separate modules arranged horizontally.
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