• Short Summary

    VISITORS TO THE DANISH AUTOMOBILE SHOW IN COPENHAGEN NEXT MONTH WILL BE ABLE TO SEE A MODEL OF A LUNAR ROVING VEHICLE WHICH ONE DAY MIGHT ASSIST AMERICAN SCIENTISTS IN THEIR EXPLORATION OF THE MOON'S SURFACE.

  • Description

    VISITORS TO THE DANISH AUTOMOBILE SHOW IN COPENHAGEN NEXT MONTH WILL BE ABLE TO SEE A MODEL OF A LUNAR ROVING VEHICLE WHICH ONE DAY MIGHT ASSIST AMERICAN SCIENTISTS IN THEIR EXPLORATION OF THE MOON'S SURFACE. THE VEHICLE -- WHICH HAS SIX WHEELS -- IS ONE OF THE PROJECTS BEING STUDIED BY GENERAL MOTORS DEFENCE RESEARCH LABORATORIES IN THE UNITED STATES.

    THE VEHICLE WOULD BE UNMANNED -- AND WOULD MOVE ABOUT ON THE MOON'S ROUGH SURFACE WITH CONSIDERABLY MORE AGILITY THAN A MAN.

    THE VEHICLE WOULD BE ABLE TO MOVE QUICKLY OVER SOFT SURFACES, AND, BECAUSE OF ITS VERY SMALL WEIGHT (85.1 LB - ABOUT 39 KGS - ON EARTH), IT WOULD NOT SINK. INDEPENDENT SUSPENSION ON EACH WHEEL GIVES HIGH MANOEUVRABILITY -- AND A SEPARATE ENGINE ATTACHED TO EACH WHEEL GIVES TREMENDOUS POWER. THE VEHICLE HAS THE ABILITY -- AS DEMONSTRATED IN THIS FILM -- TO CRAWL OVER THE MOST DIFFICULT LUNAR SURFACES. IT CAN CROSS WIDE CREVACES WITH SEEMINGLY LITTLE TROUBLE -- AND CAN NEGOTIATE VERY STEEP -- OR EVEN STEP-LIKE SURFACES.

    IN THE UNITED STATES DETAILED STUDIES ARE BEING MADE OF RESEARCH MODELS LIKE THIS ONE. SLIGHTLY GROTESQUE MACHINES LIKE THIS WILL EXPLORE PARTS OF THE MOON'S SURFACE BEFORE MAN EVEN SETS FOOT THERE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEIAC0XDV2R1GIDA2X3BM4C2V3
    Media URN:
    VLVAEIAC0XDV2R1GIDA2X3BM4C2V3
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/03/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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