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NASA HEADQUARTERS DISPLAYS NEXT GENERATION LUNAR ELECTRIC ROVER

The Lunar Electric Rover was on display outside NASA headquarters in Washington, D.C. Headquarters employees and media were invited to view the vehicle and ask questions of the astronauts and engineers who have been involved in its design. Personnel also attended a briefing to learn more about this next generation concept vehicle. NASA is evaluating the Lunar Electric Rover for use when humans return to the moon. It is about the size of a pickup truck and has the ability to house two astronauts for as long as 14 days. The vehicle has many unique features, including the ability to move its six pairs of wheels in any combination of forward and sideways motions, enabling it to scramble over rough terrain. The Lunar Electric Rover was featured in the presidential inaugural parade on January 20, 2009.
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