Down-to-earth testing ground helps refine NASA technology

09/30/2004 | Christian Science Monitor, The

Each year, NASA scientists take over Arizona's Meteor Crater for two weeks to test prototypes of their newest space technology concepts. The surreal landscape allows teams to test-drive their ideas for space suit accessories, vehicles and robots "on a shoestring" and can spur innovation that might not be possible in a laboratory, researchers say.

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