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Mars rover canyon

In this speculative illustration a manned rover pauses in a martian canyon while an explorer in a protective pressurized suit departs.

This rover provides a pressurized shirtsleeve environment enabling a crew of two to explore a large amount of martian surface for weeks at a time in the relative comfort of an earthbound motor home. For excursions beyond the confines of the rover two pressure suits are mounted on the back. The suits can be entered from within the rover and then detached via an airtight hatch minimizing crew contact with the abrasive and possibly caustic martian dust.

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