• Short Summary

    The first two-seater Moon car that will give Apollo 15 astronauts David Scott and James Irwin an easier time on the moon in July, has been tested and is now ready for further trials at Cape Kennedy.

  • Description

    The first two-seater Moon car that will give Apollo 15 astronauts David Scott and James Irwin an easier time on the moon in July, has been tested and is now ready for further trials at Cape Kennedy.

    The car will allow the astronauts to travel a distance of three miles from the landing site of the lunar module, which is the maximum distance dictated by their ability to walk back in case of complete breakdown. It has been designed to carry twice its own weight on the moon -- the two astronauts and their gear, 100 lbs of scientific equipment, and 70 lbs of moon rooks. A normal Earth car carries about half of its own weight.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAMKGIAFGJ0X6QXHZ2344T6XPD
    Media URN:
    VLVAMKGIAFGJ0X6QXHZ2344T6XPD
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/03/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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