Published On: Tue, Nov 21st, 2017

NASA’s New ‘Chainmail’ Tires Could ‘Reinvent The Wheel’ For Upcoming Mars Rovers

NASA's New 'Chainmail' Tires Could 'Reinvent The Wheel' For Upcoming Mars Rovers

Suffering a flat tire can be a big setback to any road trip, but it’s something that can be remedied if you’ve got a spare, or possibly by calling roadside assistance. But with the ramifications of a flat tire in outer space being much more serious than they are on Earth, NASA scientists have sought to “reinvent the wheel” with so-called “chainmail” tires that reportedly cannot go flat, while being able to return to their original shape despite exposure to rough and unusual outer space terrains.

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NASA’s New ‘Chainmail’ Tires Could ‘Reinvent The Wheel’ For Upcoming Mars Rovers