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NC dad builds NASA spaceship simulator in son’s bedroom

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A dad from Raleigh built a NASA spaceship simulator in his son’s bedroom — and children across the country are jealous.

Jeff Highsmith crafted the interactive space shuttle simulator for his 4-year-old son, he told MAKE. The simulator has switches, controls, glowing lights and other features.

The simulator also features a speaker system with a bass shaker that can simulate a launch.

“I designed the spacecraft and Mission Control desk to provide open-ended play. This is not a game itself that can be won or lost, just a fancy prop for my boys to use with their own blossoming imaginations. Rather than limit them to what I can think up in terms of play, I want to give them room to think up things themselves.” — Highsmith told MAKE

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