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I mean, I understand that when it comes to space exploration you can't very well ride around in a Land Rover (solid pun, huh?), but my God, this Mars Rover looks like it came straight off the streets of Gotham. Actually, I don't even know if Bruce Wayne himself would have the wherewithal to operate this giant properly.
NASA explains—"Based on NASA science, it functions as both a working vehicle and laboratory. The next generation of space explorers could be traveling and working in a high-tech mobile lab similar to one. It features life support systems, navigation and communication systems, and design and materials that relate to conditions and resources on Mars."
I know this may seem a bit extreme, but permitting I script a decent enough letter, I'm wondering if NASA would consider letting me live inside this bad boy until its intended use in 2033. Frankly, it looks a lot nicer and more spacious than any decent NYC real estate a 25-year-old writer can afford. Plus, I would have ZERO trouble navigating through the streets of Times Square. I'm thinking this is the only vehicle on the planet capable of frightening a yellow cab driver. NASA, are you sure you guys want to shoot this into space?
Really though, this thing is a monstrosity—"This Rover is an impressive 28 feet long with the lab attached, 14 feet wide and 11 feet tall, and has massive wheels designed to travel over dunes, rocks and craters. Visitors will have an opportunity to get up close to this extraordinary machine during the reveal, and during its stay at the visitor complex through the beginning of July."