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Pressurized Rover

The pressurized rover will greatly expand our ability to explore, conduct science research, and live and work on the lunar surface by providing a home for astronauts away from the base camp for extended periods of time.

A concept image of JAXA's (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) pressurized rover on the Moon with two solar arrays deployed.

The pressurized rover will help us maximize our science returns.
By having a pressurized volume to live in, astronauts can live and work in the vehicle to conduct exploration and scientific activities as they transit significantly longer distances across the lunar terrain in this mobile habitat. NASA is in the early stages of development and forming partnerships to realize a pressurized rover. The use cases and utilization scenarios are ever increasing – formulating concepts and evaluating potential science and exploration rover missions around the South Pole region of the Moon.

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