NASA’s massive rocket Transporter 2 was officially designated in Guinness World Records as the heaviest self-powered vehicle.
NASA’s Crawler Transporter 2 was officially designated by Guinness World Records as “the heaviest self-powered vehicle,” at a March 29, 2023, ceremony at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
Above: NASA/Jim Grossmann
The crawler weighs approximately 6.65 million pounds, which is equivalent to about 15 Statues of Liberty or 1,000 pickup trucks.
At a March 29 ceremony at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, Guinness World Records presented the certificate to teams with the Exploration Ground Systems Program and Kennedy leadership.
Exploration Ground Systems Program Manager Shawn Quinn, said:
“Anyone with an interest in machinery can appreciate the engineering marvel that is the crawler transporter. This crawler captured the attention of the world during the Artemis I mission when it carried the rocket and spacecraft that will send our astronauts to the Moon to the launch pad.”