In 2004, the hottest car in the world will have a top speed of 10 ft. per min. if, that is, the world happens to be Mars. NASA is currently testing two robotic rovers to send to the Red Planet in a mission set to launch next summer. The two solar-powered vehicles will travel up to 330 ft. compared with Sojourner's 16 ft. a day while using their nine cameras and three spectrometers to make scientific observations. First on the agenda? Looking for traces of water.
Availability: January 2004
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