From Reuters, by way of the BBC comes an interesting piece of news. Engineers and scientists at the Shanghai Aerospace System Engineering Institute proudly unveiled a prototype lunar rover that they’ve been working on. This is all fine and good, it’s just that the rover looks… well… a bit familiar.
Take a look for yourself at the “new” Chinese rover, compared to an artist concept of the MER rovers (Odyssey & Spirit) on Mars (click on either image for an expanded view):
Ah, well… I guess that imitation really is the sincerest form of flattery. In this case, the MER rovers are being “flattered” all the way down to their wheel hubs.