NASA Moonstream Concept By Anthony Sims
The NASA Moonstream concept is a design proposal for a future moon exploration vehicle. The NASA sponsored project called for a conceptual lunar rover for the year 2020. The Moonstream was created by Anthony Sims, an Art Center College of Design student.
The exterior design of the Moonstream was heavily inspired by nature, from the protective shell of a tortoise, aquatic form of the humpback whale and stance of the giraffe. The suspension and wheels are fully adjustable for height, camber and track. The wheels even have a unique ‘walking’ capability at slow speeds (similar to an insect).
Inside, the NASA Moonstream has been styled to offer a comfortable living space, and also provide all the necessities for work, play, washing, communication with earth and sleeping.
The driver of the NASA Moonstream sits in the cockpit at the front of the vehicle in a unique reversed chair. This supports the chest area and allows the driver to see the ground directly in front of the Moonstream more effectively.
In the words of the designer. “The Moonstream is the ultimate luxury space lounge, designed to change public perceptions of Nasa and entice people to be more interested in a future mission to the moon. The Moonstream enables true comfort for habitants of the vehicle and also provides an appealing setting for filming of the daily lives of people on the 1st ever moon road trip from the north to south pole”.
Designer: Anthony Sims | Source: Diseno-Art.com