These Are The Space Cars Of NASA

Cars –- they aren't just for Earth anymore! Proving that America still has mad space exploration skills, NASA sent a highly advanced roving vehicle to Mars last week to research conditions on the Red Planet. But while the Curiosity has gotten a great deal of attention in the news lately, it isn't the first time we've… » 8/12/12 1:30pm 8/12/12 1:30pm

How To Build The Perfect Lunar Rover

Editor's Note: This is the first of a new Jalopnik series called "Objects In Motion" where we pose car-related questions to our on-call physicist, Dr. Stephen Granade. This week we're asking him how to convert a car to work on the moon. —Ed. » 1/31/12 12:00pm 1/31/12 12:00pm

This is proof we landed on the moon

New photos released by NASA today are the sharpest ever taken of the Apollo landing sites on the moon, showing the parked lunar rover and the tracks it made. It even shows the research equipment and the footpaths of Apollo astronauts four decades on. Any doubters left? » 9/06/11 12:55pm 9/06/11 12:55pm

NASA Engineers Drift Lunar Electric Rovers

NASA Engineers put on a show for fans last week, hooning two brand-new Lunar Electric Rovers in public. The Rover's 12 pivoting wheels allow it to drive "crab-style." That's NASA speak for sideways. » 5/12/10 10:30am 5/12/10 10:30am

New NASA Lunar Rover In Presidential Inaugural Parade

Amidst all the hullabaloo covering the new Presidential limo earlier this week, we managed to miss the live unveiling of NASA's latest two-man, pressurized, tweel-equipped, all-electric moon rover called the Lunar Electric Rover. » 1/23/09 4:30pm 1/23/09 4:30pm

NASA Reveals New Rover For Manned Extraterrestrial Missions

NASA today released photos of their strange-but-functional next-generation lunar rover concept: the Small Pressurized Rover. Built on the NASA Chariot » 10/29/08 12:00pm 10/29/08 12:00pm chassis, the futuristic rover is like a covered wagon for exploring new frontiers of the lunar environment. The SPR can be driven from inside without the need for space…

Moonage Daydream

"Now, now I wanna be/On the edge of the land clawing out at the sea/And we could get acoustic guitars and play in the ruins of the world today." » 6/22/07 6:30pm 6/22/07 6:30pm
Or we could just go drive around on the freakin' moon.

The Lunar Rover: Hoons on the Moon!

We love vehicles with tires made from metal mesh. And, hey, the Lunar Rover was electric-powered, so it's eco-friendly (though for that real green feeling you might want to replace the batteries with rechargeable units). The link below takes you to a super-cool panorama of the Apollo 16 landing site, featuring the… » 6/22/07 6:00pm 6/22/07 6:00pm