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The Arizona desert is reflected in the bubble of a space suit helmet... News Photo 104185230Aerospace Industry,Arizona,Bubble,Desert,Field,Flagstaff - Arizona,Headwear,Helmet,Horizontal,Innovation,Last Day,Mounted,NASA,New,North,Rover,Science and Technology,Space Helmet,Space Mission,Space Suit,Technology,Test,USAPhotographer ROBYN BECKCollection: AFP 2010 AFPThe Arizona desert is reflected in the bubble of a space suit helmet mounted to a 'suit port' on the outside of NASA's newest rover prototype Space Exploration Vehicle (SEV), 15 September 2010 on the last day of NASA�s two-week field testing of new aerospace technology at Black Point Lava Flow in the north Arizona desert approximately 40 miles (64 km) north of Flagstaff, Arizona. The suit port will allow astronauts inside the SEV to climb into their suits and out of the rover in only 10 minutes, substantially cutting down on the current spacewalk preparation time of six hours. The testing program, called Desert Research and Technology Studies (Desert RATS), is an annual opportunity for NASA engineers and scientists to stress test rovers and other cutting-edge space technologies in an arid environment simulating the conditions found on the surface of the Moon, distant asteroids or Mars. AFP PHOTO / ROBYN BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)