Mars Rover Concept Vehicle RevealJun 05, 2017 02:15 PM - Jun 05, 2017 02:30 PM Rocket Garden, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
The Mars Rover concept vehicle, designed for navigating the demanding landscape of Mars, will be unveiled June 5, 2017, at 2:15 p.m. in the Rocket Garden. This will be the first time visitors will get up close to the Rover before it goes on an east coast tour in mid-July.
Based on NASA science, it functions as both a working vehicle and laboratory. The next generation of space explorers could be traveling and working in a high-tech mobile lab similar to one. It features life support systems, navigation and communication systems, and design and materials that relate to conditions and resources on Mars.
This Rover is an impressive 28 feet long with the lab attached, 14 feet wide and 11 feet tall, and has massive wheels designed to travel over dunes, rocks and craters. Visitors will have an opportunity to get up close to this extraordinary machine during the reveal, and during its stay at the visitor complex through the end of June and again when it returns from the tour in late August.
Visit Summer of Mars to learn more about the Rover’s tour as details become available.