Moon rover to boldly go

A groundbreaking, remote-control space rover will come into UK orbit for the first time at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

The ispace rover, which can capture 360 degree, high resolution footage and beam it back to earth, has been developed for ispace’s anticipated moon landing in 2021.

It will be part of this year’s FOS Future Lab – an interactive exhibition that highlights key future technology trends – and will feature alongside several exciting innovations, including a robotic bartender and architectural designs for proposed habitation on Mars.

Lucy Johnston, curator of Future Lab, said, ‘The ispace rover is one of the most exciting new developments in making space exploration more accessible for researchers; a result of learning from automotive innovation as much as it is drawing on expertise from aerospace. The FOS Future Lab is not only about celebrating the technology concepts of the future, it’s about actually experiencing it and we can’t wait for visitors to get their hands on the controls of this amazing piece of technology.’

The Goodwood Festival of Speed runs from the 12-15 July. Go to www.goodwood.com for details.