PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — One day after NASA announced the crew that’ll return to the moon on an orbital flight comes a big announcement from Carnegie Mellon University. CMU says it has finalized plans to put a rover on the moon. When it comes to lunar rovers, America’s been there and done that. The Apollo missions gave us the lunar buggy, but what CMU is sending to our closest celestial neighbor will be a lot different. “Iris will be the first university-built rover to leave Earth and the first lunar rover not made by a national space agency,” said Iris mission commander Raewyn Duvall.
Feb 20 2023