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To build an EV that seats eight and covers 50 miles. That shouldn’t be too much to ask.
What astronauts drive, I’ll tell you it’s a Corvette because that’s the car every Apollo spaceman had.
This job was left to a decked out Clark-Cortez motorhome. But now, NASA has appointed EV maker Canoo to dream up an astronaut transporter for the future.
Right away, but does have a deadline for the startup to deliver. NASA needs the new astronaut transportation truck for the launch of its manned Artemis missions.
To come up with a truck that meets NASA’s needs. But, what are the requirements for a next-generation crew transporter?
Space to seat eight, including four fully kitted-out astronauts, a driver, technician, flight operations director and a security.
To have a range of 50 miles and can operate for at least eight hours a day. Canoo initially claimed its EVs would manage 250 miles of range.
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