September 17th, 2008

cars in space oobject

Obviously the design criteria for four wheeled vehicles are somewhat different on other planets. This has yielded some of the most bizarre and fascinating vehicles ever proposed, from the giant Mobility Test Article test driven by Wernher von Braun to today’s rovers which have ditched the most expensive component of all, the driver.
Here are a variety of some of both classic and unusual space rovers from prototype to flown.