NASA's 110km/h 'Mars batmobile'
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At first glance, it looks like the Batmobile
But in fact, this radical vehicle was designed to scour Mars in search for alien life.
The full-sized Nasa Mars rover has been in development since late 2016, and it looks a lot like the Batmobile.
The angular concept vehicle has six wheels, is made entirely of carbon fibre and aluminium, and is solar-powered.
It was designed to accommodate four astronauts and has its own detachable laboratory.
'While this exact rover is not expected to operate on Mars, one or more of its elements could make its way into a rover astronauts will drive on the Red Planet.' NASA says.
The builders of the scientifically-themed Mars rover concept vehicle, Parker Brothers Concepts of Port Canaveral, Florida, incorporated input into its design from NASA subject matter experts.
It rover operates on an electric motor, powered by solar panels and a 700-volt battery.
The rover separates in the middle with the front area designed for scouting and equipped with a radio and navigation provided by the Global Positioning System.
The back section serves as a laboratory which can disconnect for autonomous research.
Following several weeks on display at Kennedy's visitor complex, the Mars rover concept vehicle will be displayed at several locations.
From July through August, it will be displayed at several locations during a tour along the East Coast.
The Mars rover concept vehicle will then return to the visitor complex to be part of the new Astronaut Training Experience attraction opening in the fall of this year.
According to Rebecca Shireman, assistant manager of public relations for the Kennedy visitor complex, the 'Summer of Mars' program will provide a survey of NASA's studies of the Red Planet.
'It's an all-encompassing effort to review the history of our efforts to explore Mars and look ahead to what is being planned,' she said.
'We hope this will encourage young people to want to learn more about being a part of the effort to go to Mars.'
Its six wheels are 50 inches (1.3m) tall, 30 inches (75cm) wide, and are specially designed with air ducts to let the coarse red sands of Mars slip through, Business Insider reports.
The 28 feet (8.5m) long, 13 feet (4m) wide, and 11 feet (3.4m) tall vehicle has not been officially weighed, but its developers estimate it reaches 5,000 pounds (2,250kg).
Marc Parker, a designer and builder of the new rover, told Business Insider that the buggy is a six-wheeled, all-electric vehicle that was created 'with every intention' of overcoming rocky obstacles on Mars.
He said that the rover could hit top speeds of 95-110kph, but would not disclose its cost.
'What we actually came up with was a dual-purpose vehicle. It actually separates in the middle,' he said.
'The rear section is a full lab, the front area is a cockpit for going out and doing scouting.
'The lab section can actually disconnect ... and be left on its own to do autonomous research.
'That way the scout vehicle can go out to do its thing without the fuel consumption and extra weight, then come back later.'
Unfortunately, the sci-fi concept will never touch down on the red planet.
Nasa is taking it on a cross-country tour of the US for the agency's upcoming 'Summer of Mars' event, Mr Parker said.
The educational programme is designed to inspire the public about space exploration.
Mr Parker and his brother Shanon started work on the rover in November after Nasa approached them with the idea.
Their company, Parker Brothers Concepts, normally builds 'outlandish' vehicles for movie and TV productions.
But Nasa did not fund the rover, Mr Parker said, which instead relied on financing from a private company involved in the project.
'We're also filming for a reality television series that's going to be coming out about this build,' Mr Parker said.
It took the Parker brothers around five months to construct the vehicle from late November 2016 through to early April 2017.
The small team consisted of the company's two owners plus a few of their employees, as well as a number of suppliers they deal with.
'Me and the guys, we averaged about 80 to 100 hours a week, each,' Mr Parker said.
'We worked 10-, 12-, 14-hour days, seven days a week since late last year.
'If I thought about how many hours we put into this thing, I'd probably cry. It's way too many.'