A Moon House?

By: CBS News
By: CBS News

Aerospace engineering students at the University of Colorado-Boulder are getting to build a lunar lander and getting some great experience for when they graduate.

Ten students are in the process of building a mock lunar lander for NASA's 2018 planned mission to the moon.

They are building a 125-square foot building covered in aluminum mylar.

The students are getting little direction from NASA and they are using parts that can be purchased at just about any kind of hardware store. They are building a mock moon house and simulating life as an astronaut.

The group is hoping that by building this mock-up, they will be able to help NASA figure out the specs needed to build this type of think on the moon.

The professor working with the students used to work for NASA and says the experience will look great on their resume when they graduate from school.

The school's "lunar module design class" will be available for the next few years so future students will have a chance to complete the mock-up lunar lander.

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