with each passing day it feels like humankind’s dream of migrating to mars is gradually drawing closer. NASA continues to experiment and produce innovative technologies, such as the ‘inflatable greenhouse for sustainable farming‘ in space, and the ‘bioshielding dwelling‘ made collaboration with makerbot, to turn this distant vision into a reality. its latest offering to let people cruise through the red planet is the newly revealed NASA ‘mars rover’.


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unveiled at the kennedy space center, NASA’s ‘mars rover’ concept is designed with a futuristic aesthetic that looks ready to trek across the red planet. the ‘rover’ concept doesn’t just look huge, it measures 28 feet long, 14 feet wide, and 11 feet tall. its airless, partially-spherical wheels are built for crossing new terrain with added ground clearance. according to the manufacturing team it can travel between 60 to 70 mph on earth (97 km/h to 113 km/h), which translates to between 10 to 15 mph (16 km/h to 24 km/h) in mars’ atmosphere. it appears to be a 700 V electric drivetrain powering the futuristic concept, for conducting new experiments and low-speed observations.

  • In days of old space inside a space ship was limited. But now they think they are able to waste that much volume just to carry their dream SUV to Mars? Weird…

    Peter Lemke says:
  • “humankind’s dream of migrating to Mars” …the perfect con job run by the people who flew the “Space Shuttle” around the Washington beltway for decades going nowhere except to the bank.

    Who among you can ask for salary, benefits, and retirement never having to produce much more than publicity and cost+ contracts for contractors who divert part of the funds to distribute among politicians to approve their appropriations?

    Jim

    JimCan says:
  • I’m a little confused on one aspect of this article, if the vehicle can travel at nearly 100 km/h on earth why at less than 1% of earth atmosphere density and 1/3 of earth’s gravity does the vehicle have 1/4 of the top-speed?

    CptnMus says:
  • I don’t get the design or is it “PR” Design? A low speed vehicle don’t needs this outer form and why all these futuristic details? The only part of this much to heavy thing that makes sense to me are the wheels.

    Steph says:
  • Re: Jim’s comment, yeah and the only reason they queen financed Cristof Colombo was to rape the new world of it’s gold and enrich the state and church. Come on, man was meant to dream and explore if not we never would have left the cave. l would rather we spend on the advancement of science than where some of that money goes.

    Earl Simmins says:
  • who let the stylists in?
    everyone in space knows form follows function

    mackenzie collins says:

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