How did the Lunar Rover work?
How were the astronauts able to fit what was effectively a car into a space craft as small as the LEM? And what would they have done if the vehicle broke somewhere far away from the ship?
- RobertLv 61 month ago
It was a gimmick to boost the public interest of the later moon landings.
- Anonymous1 month ago
Ha! Silly! There are no dogs in space!
- 1 month ago
It was fitted to the outside of the lander, not parked inside it. If the vehicle broke down, then the astronauts would have walked back. The rover only went as far as the astronauts could walk.
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- ANDRE LLv 71 month ago
It folded up into a section of the LM Descent Module.
It was small and light, as it's total horsepower was one.
- FlourideLv 41 month ago
the lunar rover folded into a small space under the lunar module descent stage and was unfolded when it was deployed. even the tires folded since they were made from aluminum mesh, not inflated rubber. because of the moon's low gravity, the rover didn't need to support as much weight as a vehicle on earth and could be built less sturdy from thinner materials to take less volume. if their car broke down the astronauts would simply need to walk home. it would take much longer but the mission made sure the astronauts never traveled further than walking distance.
- PearlLv 71 month ago
maybe it was bigger than you think it was