• Short Summary

    United States Astronauts on their Lunar Landing Missions have been restricted in their ability to move appreciable distances from their lunar module.

  • Description

    United States Astronauts on their Lunar Landing Missions have been restricted in their ability to move appreciable distances from their lunar module. But, beginning with Apollo 15 - the Moon Mission scheduled for July - the two men on the moon will be able to rove considerable distances in a four-wheeled vehicle.

    The lunar roving vehicle was shown to the press on Thursday (29 April) going through its paces on reasonably rugged terrain. The vehicle weighs 480 lbs (220 kilos), is powered by two silver zinc batteries driving electric motors on each of the four wire-mesh wheels. It has a range of 40 miles (65 kms) and can carry more than twice its weight.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5CKZENYV4BDJDF9ENI59M5XAX
    Media URN:
    VLVA5CKZENYV4BDJDF9ENI59M5XAX
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/05/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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