VIPER — NASA’s Artemis Rover — is Going Nobile

James Maynard
Sep 21 · 3 min read

Meet VIPER — the Artemis rover — a robot with a goal of landing on a patch of lunar soil near Nobile crater in search of water

A prototype of the VIPER rover headed for the Moon, during testing in preparation for Artemis. Image credit: NASA/Dominic Hart

Human beings could soon walk, once again, on the surface of the Moon with NASA’s Artemis program. However, before this happens, the landing spot will first be explored by a robotic explorer, named VIPER.