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
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
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