• Short Summary

    AN AMERICAN CAR MANUFACTURER -- THE CHYRSLER CORPORATION OF DETROIT -- UNVEILED ON WEDNESDAY A MODEL OF A CAR DESIGNED FOR TRAVEL ON THE MOON'S SURFACE.

  • Description

    AN AMERICAN CAR MANUFACTURER -- THE CHYRSLER CORPORATION OF DETROIT -- UNVEILED ON WEDNESDAY A MODEL OF A CAR DESIGNED FOR TRAVEL ON THE MOON'S SURFACE.

    THE MOON-CAR WOULD CARRY TWO PASSENGERS AND WOULD BE POWERED BY LIQUID HYDROGEN AND OXYGEN AND COULD CONTAIN A 'LIFE-SUPPORT' SYSTEM FOR TWO MEN FOR UP TO 24 HOURS -- MORE THAN ENOUGH TIME TO DETERMINE THE CONDITIONS ON THE SURFACE OF THE MOON.

    IT IS DESIGNED SPECIALLY TO CLIMB ACROSS CREVASSES AND TRAVEL EASILY OVER THE MOON'S POWDERY SURFACE.ITS DESIGN AND SHAPE WAS DETERMINED ONLY AFTER HUNDREDS OF TESTS UNDER CONDITIONS WHICH ARE BELIEVED TO EXIST ON THE MOON'S SURFACE.

    THE MODEL IS ONE QUARTER OF THE SIZE OF THE ACTUAL MOON CAR.THE PROPOSED MOON CAR WOULD BE 12FT LONG AND ABOUT SIX FEET HIGH.

    TWO ASTRONAUTS WOULD BE ABLE TO TRAVEL OVER THE MOON'S SURFACE AT A SPEED OF ABOUT TEN MILES AN HOUR.THEY WOULD VIEW THE MOON'S SURFACE THROUGH THE TWO CIRCULAR OPENINGS IN THE FRONT OF THE CAB AND THROUGH THE PERISCOPE ON TOP, WHICH WOULD TURN THROUGH A FULL CIRCLE OF 360 DEGREES.

    FOUR WIDE METAL WHEELS JUT FROM THE FOUR CORNERS OF THE CAB ON SIMPLE AXLES.TWO OTHER WHEELS ON MOVABLE ARMS AT THE SIDES ARE INDIVIDUALLY POWERED.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA78JVV6YLPPKX1COJJ4ZLEGLJ2
    Media URN:
    VLVA78JVV6YLPPKX1COJJ4ZLEGLJ2
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/01/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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