Episode 676

Lunar Rovers. From Apollo to Artemis

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July 21st, 2020

10 mins 16 secs

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When the Apollo astronauts first landed on the Moon, they couldn’t go far on foot. That’s why the three final missions were equipped with Lunar Roving Vehicles, or Moon buggies, which allowed the astronauts to cover much more ground and do more science.

Now that NASA is returning to the Moon by 2024 as part of its Artemis Program, it’s considering a fleet of new vehicles that will help astronauts roam far and wide across the surface of the Moon.

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References:
https://space.nss.org/wp-content/uploads/Lunar-Bases-conference-2-706-Lunar-Roving-Vehicle.pdf
https://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/planetary/lunar/apollo_lrv.html
https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/apollo/missions/apollo11.html
https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/atoms/files/exploration_rover_concepts_grc.pdf
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/228353156_Concept_for_a_Radioisotope_Powered_Dual_Mode_Lunar_Rover
https://www.lpi.usra.edu/lunar/documents/NTRS/collection2/NASA_CR_192034.pdf
https://www.nasa.gov/exploration/technology/space_exploration_vehicle/
https://www.nasa.gov/pdf/284669main_LER_FactSheet_web.pdf
https://www.nasa.gov/feature/nasa-to-industry-send-ideas-for-lunar-rovers/
https://www.nasa.gov/feature/nasa-administrator-signs-declaration-of-intent-with-japan-on-artemis-space-station
https://global.toyota/en/newsroom/corporate/27059582.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eney3cJBtow

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