INFOGRAPHIC: All about the moon buggy

2016-06-03 06:46

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The Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV) or lunar rover was a battery-powered four-wheeled rover used on the Moon in the last three missions of the American Apollo program (15, 16, and 17) during 1971 and 1972.

It was popularly known as the moon buggy, a play on the phrase "dune buggy".

The LRV was transported to the Moon on the Apollo Lunar Module (LM) and, once unpacked on the surface, could carry one or two astronauts, their equipment, and lunar samples. The two Apollo crew members were able to explore a wide area of the Moon’s surface during their stay.

Four fully space-worthy lunar rovers along with seven test models were built in preparation for these J-Missions, three LRVs remain on the Moon while the fourth never had the opportunity to enter space.

Source: Wikipedia

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