An astronaut points to a moon rock in front of a proposed next-gen NASA lunar terrain vehicle.

NASA needs a new lunar car for off-road astronauts at the lunar south pole

The search for the next generation buggy for the next Artemis lunar missions has begun.

While previous lunar vehicles, used in the Apollo missions of the 1970s, were designed for the relatively mild climate of the moon’s equatorial region (or slightly to the north), NASA’s Artemis missions are planned for the lunar south pole. , where the conditions should be much harder.

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