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.
“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.