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Jun 29, 2017

MIT space hotel wins NASA graduate design competition

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The Managed, Reconfigurable, In-space Nodal Assembly (MARINA), developed by MIT graduate students, recently took first place at NASA’s Revolutionary Aerospace Systems Concepts-Academic Linkage Design Competition Forum. MARINA is designed as a habitable commercially owned module for use in low Earth orbit that would be extensible for future use as a Mars transit vehicle.

Image courtesy of the MARINA team.

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  • Bennie Beaver on June 30, 2017 12:54 pm

    Interesting idea, but like dreams after Apollo moon landing, going to Mars, will it ever get built for decades, centuries, or it seems, ever?