American manned lunar rover. Study 1963. This NASA Lunar Logistic System lunar rover design of March 1963 had 4 wheel unit, each wheel 1.3 m in diameter and 20 cm wide. It had a range of 370 km with a crew of 2 on a 7 day traverse.
The cabin had a volume of 4.25 cubic meters.
This small roving vehicle included a two-man airlock for radiation protection. The horizontal 1.5 m diameter cylindrical cabin worked with a shelter.
Crew Size: 2.
Gross mass: 2,270 kg (5,000 lb).
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Lunar Rovers Lunar rovers were studied in a dizzying variety of sizes and shapes by NASA in the 1960's - including crawlers, trains, hoppers, and even worms. Two rovers designed for manned use actually traveled the lunar surface in the 1970's - the American two-man Lunar Rover, and the Soviet Lunokhod, which traveled the moon in robotic mode but was originally designed as emergency cosmonaut transportation. More...
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Bendix Corporation, Lunar Surface Mobility Systems Comparison and Evolution Study (MOBEV), Five volumes, submitted under contract NAS8-20334, November 1966..
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