NASA's New 'VIPER' Rover to Hunt for Water Ice on the Moon
NASA ’s "VIPER" (Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover) is a mobile robot that will roam around the South Pole of the Moon searching for water ice. The VIPER mission will provide surface-level detail of where the water is and how much is available to use. This will bring NASA a big step closer towards the ultimate goal of a sustainable, long-term presence on the Moon, making it possible to eventually explore Mars and beyond. The hardware for the rover is designed by NASA's Johnson Space Center, and the instruments are provided by Ames, Kennedy, and Honeybee Robotics.