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Bell Lunar Taxi
Bell Lunar Taxi
Credit: via Jean-Christophe Carbonel
American manned lunar flyer. Study 1965. Bell Aerosystems designed a Manned Flying System for Apollo as a tool for lunar surface exploration.

AKA: Manned Flying System. Status: Study 1965. Payload: 136 kg (299 lb).

The Manned Flying System would be able to transport an astronaut and about 136 kg of equipment (or two astronauts) for distances up to 24 km from the original landing site.

Crew Size: 2.



Family: Lunar Flyers, Moon. Country: USA. Agency: Bell. Bibliography: 16, 4438, 4439.

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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