NASA’s Mars Rover, first unveiled in 2017, appears like a cross between a Halo Warthog and the Batmobile, created by a team of custom car builders. It’s capable of achieving speeds as high as 70 mph (around 15 mph on Mars), thanks to an electric drivetrain. Television host Stephen Colbert recently got the chance to take this beast out with none other than astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. Continue reading for another video and more information.
“NASA is developing a new prototype for the Mars Rover that will pave the way for exploration on the rocky planet. Having played a multitude of sci-video games and watched plenty of sci-fi television shows, this prototype looks like it fits the role of being an exploration vehicle on a distant planet. They’ve asked Stephen Colbert, along with friend and astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, to take it for a cruise around New York City,” reports Autofluence.