Chevrolet Corvette: America’s Sports Car and NASA’s Sports Car

C7 Corvette vs C2 Corvette 427-435

NASA and Corvette go together like peanut butter and jelly — dinner and a movie — Donny and Marie. The connection makes sense: Corvette and NASA are some of the all-time coolest American treasures. If you were an astronaut in the Mercury or Apollo space programs, chances are you drove a Corvette.

The Motor Trend Epic Drives episode below explores the deep connection between the Corvette and NASA with a road trip from Kennedy Space Center in Florida to Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.

You’ll also get to see how the C7 Corvette Stingray compares in a drag race against a big-block C2 Corvette 427 on a strip of empty runway at Ellington Air Force Base.