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

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 …