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Mars Rover at North Point Mall on August 12

A NASA Mars rover concept vehicle akin to something out of the caped crusader’s universe is embarking on an educational tour this month aimed to inspire the public about potential astronaut missions on the Red Planet. The 5,000-pound solar and battery-powered vehicle will be on display in Alpharetta at North Point Mall. It is made of aluminum ad carbon-fiber and can split in two pieces, with one half being a laboratory and the other being used for scouting purposes. The mall is located at 1000 North Point Circle in Alpharetta. The rover will be located between the Sears and JCPenney locations from 10 a.m.–9 p.m.