An incredible piece of technology has just been unveiled by the space agency that could change the future of the Mars mission.
NASA has just revealed something that could forever change space exploration, and particularly our quest to colonize Mars. The space agency has unveiled an “out of this world” Mars rover concept that will be a vital intermediary step in getting humans to the Red Planet sometime in the 2030s.
This exact rover won’t operate on Mars, but elements from the concept could eventually be turned into the rover that astronauts will one day drive on the surface of Mars, NASA said in a recent statement. It was unveiled at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida, and is based on designs from NASA subject matter experts.
The rover uses an electric motor powered by a 700-volt battery, as well as solar panels. It also has a radio and navigation thanks to a Global Positioning System.
“It looks like something out of this world, but that’s exactly where it would work,” NASA said in a statement. “A futuristic Mars rover concept vehicle was recently unveiled at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex with a goal of inspiration and education as NASA continues developing plans for its journey to the Red Planet.
“The visitor complex kicked off its “Summer of Mars” promotion with a June 5 ceremony which included former astronaut Scott Kelly. During his appearance, Kelly shared some of his experiences during a one-year stay aboard the International Space Station from March 27, 2015 to Feb. 3, 2016.”