NASA is testing a new lunar rover in the Arizona desert

A team of astronauts, engineers and scientists have gathered to make sure their pressurized rover can handle the challenging rocky terrain littered with craters. The device is able to rotate, move sideways and overcome stones up to 0.3 meters high. It also has a cozy cabin that makes it look like a kind of futuristic car.

According to engineer Omar Bekdash, the crew spent almost three days in the lunar rover in conditions of complete imitation of a real lunar mission.

An ergonomic joystick is used to control the device. The rover is equipped with active suspension and wheels with independent control. It also has a toilet.

The desert in Arizona is an ideal location for simulating lunar missions due to its rocky terrain, rugged terrain, and relative lack of contact with the outside world.

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