As we push forward to explore new worlds with Artemis, it is important to look back at how the rovers and surface exploration vehicles of yesterday have inspired the designs for those of tomorrow.
NASA has used these vehicles for transportation, to collect samples and run scientific investigations to learn more about planets prior to us visiting them. They often go ahead of human explorers, where no vehicle has gone before. Without them, we simply would not know as much as we do.
They make an astronaut’s job much easier, and they help pave the way for future exploration.
Test out what you know about rovers and surface exploration vehicles with today’s pop quiz!