Rovers are a kind of carlike spacecraft that NASA uses to explore the surfaces of other worlds! So far, rovers have gone to Mars and the Moon – and one day, they might go even farther. NASA plans to land astronauts on the Moon by 2024. These astronauts could use rovers to drive across the Moon’s surface, carry supplies, and explore the area.
In this challenge, you will build your own rubber-band-powered rover that can scramble across the room. Build your rover out of cardboard, figure out how to use rubber bands to spin the wheels, and use the engineering design process to improve your rover based on testing results.