UND video simulating life on Mars wins Emmy

Jon Arenz and Sarah Kolberg

GRAND FORKS, ND (KXNET) Two filmmakers from the 701 had been lately acknowledged with an Higher Midwest Regional Emmy for his or her video, “Welcome to Mars, ND”. The video highlights the College of North Dakota’s Aerospace program and Lunar-Mars Analog Habitat.

The Lunar-Mars Analog Habitat is a analysis advanced is made up of 5 modules that embrace residing quarters, an train room, an space for plant analysis, a geology lab, and a workshop. It’s the similar measurement because the Worldwide Area Station. Its function is to offer coaching to astronauts from everywhere in the world and simulates life on Mars.


“Welcome to Mars, N.D.” paperwork astronaut coaching within the Lunar-Mars Analog Habitat that’s held in Grand Forks. The movie options interviews with UND Area Research college students and workers and initially began as a recruiting software for college students.

“I’ve been engaged on this Mars undertaking for a very long time. It’s been round 10 years or higher,” stated Robert Cary, a filmmaker for ‘Welcome to Mars N.D.’ “David got here on with us, he noticed this and like a child in a sweet retailer and stated ‘I’d wish to have a stab at this’, have at it, that’s my job, to make issues like that occur. And he got here up with this superior idea that you just’ve seen.”

You’ll be able to be taught extra in regards to the College of North Dakota Aerospace program right here. Be taught extra in regards to the Lunar-Mars Analog Habitat right here.

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