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Apollo LFV
Apollo LFV
Credit: via Jean-Christophe Carbonel
American manned lunar flyer. Study 1965. Bell Aerosystems designed a rocket-propelled Lunar Flying Vehicle (LFV) to aid Apollo astronauts in their exploration of the moon.

AKA: Lunar Flying Vehicle. Status: Study 1965.

The LFV, nicknamed "Hopper," would be able to travel about 80 km from the lunar module.

This work was the result of a year-long study that the company had conducted for MSFC. The concept was abandoned in favor of the lunar rover for immediate use.

Crew Size: 2.



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MFS American manned lunar flyer. Study 1965. Bell Aerosystems designed a Manned Flying System for Apollo as a tool for lunar surface exploration.

Family: Lunar Flyers, Moon. Country: USA. Agency: Bell. Bibliography: 16.
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Apollo LFVApollo LFV
Credit: via Jean-Christophe Carbonel


Apollo LFVApollo LFV
Credit: via Jean-Christophe Carbonel



1965 July 21 - .
  • Apollo Lunar Flying Vehicle (LFV) - . Nation: USA. Program: Apollo. Spacecraft: LFV Bell.

    Bell Aerosystems Company announced that it had designed a rocket-propelled Lunar Flying Vehicle (LFV) to aid Apollo astronauts in their exploration of the moon. This work was the result of a year-long study that the company had conducted for MSFC. The LFV, nicknamed "Hopper," would be able to travel about 80 km (50 mi) without stopping. Bell announced also that it had received additional funds from NASA (almost a half million dollars) to continue work on another lunar vehicle, the so-called Manned Flying System. This latter craft, also primarily a tool for exploration, would be able to transport an astronaut and about 136 kg (300 lbs) of equipment (or two astronauts) for distances up to 24 km (15 mi) from the original landing site.


1965 July 21 - .
  • Apollo Manned Flying System - . Nation: USA. Program: Apollo. Spacecraft Bus: LFV Bell. Spacecraft: MFS.

    Bell Aerosystems Company announced that it had received additional funds from NASA (almost a half million dollars) to continue work on another lunar vehicle, the so-called Manned Flying System. This latter craft, also primarily a tool for exploration, would be able to transport an astronaut and about 136 kg (300 lbs) of equipment (or two astronauts) for distances up to 24 km (15 mi) from the original landing site.



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