NASA Lunar Chariot Tested by NYT Earthling (Verdict: Best Rims in Outer Space)

NASA's Lunar Chariot, which costs a reported $2 million to build, has just been tested by the NYT. The top speed of 15 mph may not set tarmac on fire, but it sure as hell can burn a truckload of astro stuff, all with it's six-wheeled wackiness trailing closely behind. The front driving "turret" houses the primary… »3/30/08 6:00pm3/30/08 6:00pm

NASA Chariot Lunar Rover Looks Like Something I Made With LEGOs When I Was 8

I can't say for certain how NASA comes up with its designs for lunar rovers, but my guess is that the LEGO Space system plays a big part in it. Today we're looking at Chariot, a 12-wheeled space SUV designed in 12 short months specifically for a proposed 2020 moon landing. »1/31/08 8:00pm1/31/08 8:00pm

Speaking of crablike motions, what ever…

Solar Powered George Bush Robot Chariot to Save the Planet?

A solar-powered chariot that walks, rollerblades and looks like George Bush? Its inventor says it will "save the world from itself." Why George Bush's head on such an efficient, sustainable, responsible and forward-looking vehicle? Says the robot vehicle's inventor, Stanford professor of neurology Bob Schneeveis,… »3/01/07 10:28am3/01/07 10:28am