Mars Exploration Rover
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
The LEGO Company built this full scale model in 2002 based on an image provided by NASA.
Overall, the model is the proper size and shape with all instruments, components and structures represented to scale. A few small details are not perfectly accurate as the rover design changed slightly during development.
This model weighs 290 lbs./ 130 kg. The actual rover weighs 410 lbs./ 185 kg.
It is made of approximately 90,000 LEGO elements requiring 650 man-hours to construct – a three month process for the LEGO master builder team.
Erected by Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Air & Space.
Location. 28° 31.456′ N, 80° 40.904′ W. Marker is in Merritt Island
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Back On Top (here, next to this marker); Orion (within shouting distance of this marker); SATAN Tracking Antenna (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); NASA’s Jet Set (about 300 feet away); Swords Into Plowshares (about 400 feet away); Aiming at the Heavens (about 500 feet away); Shooting the Moon, Dreaming of Stars (about 500 feet away); Delta II: By The Numbers (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Merritt Island.
Also see . . . Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. (Submitted on July 12, 2021, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 13, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 12, 2021, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 12, 2021, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.