LUNAR QUATTRO IN SPACE MOVIE BEFORE REAL MOON TRIP
AUDI has announced that its Lunar Quattro will make an appearance in the new movie Alien: Covenant, the Ridley Scott-directed sequel to 2012’s Prometheus.
The crew use the Lunar Quattro to explore the unknown terrain of the planet in the movie, which opens on May 19.
The real Lunar Quattro goes back to 2015, when Audi teamed up with Germany’s Part-Time Scientists to compete in Google’s X Prize programme.
Using its component prototype 3D metal printer at Audi’s headquarters in Ingolstadt, Germany, Audi developed many of the 29-kg Lunar Quatro’s parts, including the solar-powered powertrain
The team are no longer in the X Prize competition, but still plan to send the Lunar Quattro to the moon onboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket as part of a mission to deploy two lunar rovers in the Taurus–Littrow lunar valley, where the last manned mission to the Moon landed in 1972.
The Audi Lunar Quattro in the movie Alien: Covenant