NASA’s Futuristic Rodent Hotel Is a First Step to Mars (Video)

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May 29 2014 1:07 PM

Where Is My Space Hotel?

NASA rodents will have deluxe accommodations while they provide data on mammals and weightlessness.

The Rodent Research Facility is designed to ferry the rats from takeoff on Earth to their lives aboard the International Space Station, a mission that ultimately has its eye on Mars.

Jim Festante is an actor/writer in Los Angeles and regular video contributor to Slate. He is the author of the Image Comics miniseries The End Times of Bram and Ben.

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