New Mars Rover

Unveiled at the Kennedy Space Center, NASA’s all-new Mars Rover weighs in at 6,000 pounds, and has room for 4 astronauts. All of its 6 wheels measure in at 50 inches in height, with treads designed specifically for Martian sand. It’s powered by a 700 volt battery, and can hit speeds of 70 mph on Earth, and about 10-15 mph on Mars. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

NASA Mars Rover
NASA Mars Rover

“The concept also has solar panels and NASA says it has been designed as a dual-purpose vehicle so it can be used as a scout or as a full research laboratory. The Mars Rover concept will be on display at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex through the end of June. It will then embark on a tour of the East Coast with stops planned in Atlanta, New York City, Jersey City, and Washington, D.C.,” reports Car Scoops.