For months, the Kennedy Space Center of NASA, in collaboration with an automotive company and a television network have worked to create a vehicle with the concept of a rover, intended to investigate in the territory of Mars. And the most surprising thing is that this beast looks like the batmobile.
This rover still has no name, it is a demonstrative version for educational purposes. For their construction and design they tried to stick as much as possible to the characteristics that a vehicle should have for the purpose of extraterrestrial exploration.
The body of the six-wheeled beast is built entirely of aluminum and carbon fiber to maintain a light weight, can run from 100 to 120 kilometers per hour, but is designed to run at 16 kph, or less, because it would be used to explore difficult terrain.
Each of the six wheels comes with an independent suspension which will allow you to overcome obstacles; They measure 1.27 x 76.2 centimeters and are designed to let the sand of Mars pass underneath.
Inside, it is designed to be a place of comfort, it has GPS, air conditioning, radio and a laboratory.
Mark Parker designed this rover from November of last year and finished it in the first weeks of April, it was a very hard work, but it is the most surprising and ambitious project he has done together with his brother Shanon:
“The boys and I invest around 80 to 100 hours a week, each one. We worked 10, 12 and 14 hours a day seven days a week, since the end of last year, if I think about the hours we spent on this thing, I would probably cry, there were many”.