Meet the newest concept vehicle designed for navigating the demanding landscape of Mars: the Mars Rover Vehicle Navigator®, or MRVN®. Based on NASA science, the next generation of space explorers could be traveling and working in a high-tech mobile laboratory similar to this rover vehicle. MRVN is an impressive size with its mobile lab, and has massive wheels designed to travel over dunes, rocks and craters. Though the rover vehicle's permanent home is Kennedy Space Center, it toured some of the United States East Coast cities during Summer of Mars 2017 to help inspire future generations of space explorers.


Now that the tour has concluded, MRVN can often be seen at the visitor complex. Visitors can get up close to this extraordinary machine that was commissioned by Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. NASA approved the rover vehicle design, but no U.S. tax dollars were used to fund the building of this vehicle. 


As of February 12, 2018, MRVN is out on a mission. You can expect to see MRVN return to the visitor complex in the summer of 2018.

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