Nissan has partnered with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) to jointly develop a lunar rover prototype. While there have been many Moon rovers in the past, this one is designed to traverse its powdery, rocky and undulating terrain, all the while still being energy efficient.
NASA’s Artemis mission will send humans back to the moon by 2024 and the crew won’t be staying in a base or inflatable tent, but rather a pressurized RV rover. The space agency recently joined Toyota and Japan’s Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) to design a six-wheeled, self-driving rover capable of accommodating two astronauts for up to 14 days. They’ll be able to live and work inside while traveling across lunar surface.