Thursday, November 13, 2008

Check out NASA's next-gen moon rover

Who knows when we'll make it to the moon again, but NASA is tested out a new moon rover and space suit in Arizona recently.

The rover can be operated in two different configurations. It can either roll with a pressurized cabin where explorers sit inside sans spacesuit, or the explorers can stand on the outside to jump-on-and-off with ease…

Pound360 thinks the old moon rovers looked cooler…

Then again, NASA isn't shooting for looks. They're probably trying to build something that works as cheaply as they can before their budget is cut again. Oh, and here's a peak at the new spacesuits…

(All images courtesy NASA)

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I started pound360 to channel my obsession with vitamins, running and the five senses. Eventually, I got bored focusing on all that stuff, so I came back from a one month hiatus in May of 2007 (one year after launching Pound360) and broadened my mumblings here to include all science.