Saturday, October 17, 2015

Mars Cars

The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex for some time has had a display in their Explorers Wanted exhibit of various vehicles that could be used for Mars exploration.

Fans of this year's movie The Martian might see some similarities between movie props and these displays.

A NASA Surface Exploration Vehicle design concept. Image source:

The rover as seen in the film. Image source: 20th Century Fox via

A model of the Sojourner rover on display. Image source:

Mark Watney with the Pathfinder lander and Sojourner rover. Image source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

1 comment:

  1. Looking at these makes me wonder how much inspiration from the real Mars Rovers were taken in the movie. Considering how NASA finances its expeditions in the movie, I wonder where all that money is coming from in real life!