CLEVELAND (KXAN / CNN) – NASA researchers try to solve an old problem: how to keep tires  It's something that could be dangerous for drivers on the road, but especially important for Mars explorers, who can not get a solution, much less a trailer, if their tires are destroyed by rough terrain. So scientists at NASA's Glenn Research Center in Cleveland created a new type of tire. It is made of woven mesh and can "remember" its shape. If it moves on a sharp rock, it will return to its original shape.
The current Mars Curiosity rover has numerous problems with the tires and is instructed to avoid small, pointed rocks to prevent further damage. Scientists say they hope to use new tires in future missions to Mars, as well as in vehicles here on Earth.