College Students May Soon Be Sending a Rover to the Moon Before NASA Does; Here’s What You Need to Know About the Shoebox-Sized ‘Iris’

Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) students will be the first to deploy America’s lunar rover all the way to the moon by May. This will come a year earlier than NASA’s Artemis II.

Iris: Student-developed Lunar Rover

This comes after more than six decades of lunar exploration. Live Science also notes that this autonomous rover will be the first sent by the US all the way to the moon.

What’s more, NASA engineers and astronomers did not work on this launch. The rover is the brainchild of dedicated college students from CMU.

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