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MFA Products of Design  student John Boran Jr. is using the VFL to make an out of this world experience. Starting out with a hot glue gun and cardboard prototype, John is working on a walkway for a Mars gravity simulator.

MFA Products of Design student John Boran Jr. is using the VFL to make an out of this world experience. Starting out with a hot glue gun and cardboard prototype, John is working on a walkway for a Mars gravity simulator.

The final project will be 16' across and made in part using the CNC machine. Ultimately, when the simulator is done a person will be able to strap themselves into a harness that will be elevated 25' off the ground and walk with 62% of Earth's regular gravity (to mimic Mars' gravity which is 38% of Earth's).

The final project will be 16' across and made in part using the CNC machine. Ultimately, when the simulator is done a person will be able to strap themselves into a harness that will be elevated 25' off the ground and walk with 62% of Earth's regular gravity (to mimic Mars' gravity which is 38% of Earth's).