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Lunar Leaper



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Lunar Leaper
Credit: NASA
American manned lunar rover. Study 1964. One of the many bizarre modes for lunar transportation proposed in the early 1960's.

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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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