Mock spaceship in Kansas to be used for astronaut research
August 17, 2017
Kipp, Kan. (AP) — A mock-up of a spacecraft built in central Kansas is getting ready to take off for Kansas State University.
The spaceship will arrive at the university sometime next week from the Douglas Welding & Machine shop in Kipp. The interior will be finished at the school before the capsule is used in fitness research, the Salina Journal reported .
A NASA grant is funding research to prepare future astronauts to withstand trips to and from Mars.
University professor and cardiovascular physiologist Carl Ade said the Mary and Carl Ice Hall, where the spacecraft will be shipped to,...