Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Moon rover prototye ca. 1962

"This Early Lunar Rover Prototype Was Almost Forgotten"


Attila Nagy

May 6th, 2013


I excavated this photo of an interesting US moon rover concept from a 1962 Hungarian science journal. I have not seen this prototype before, and sadly there is only a little info about it.

What is known: It was made in the United States. The inflatable wheels were made of polyesther and aluminum, each of them are 6 meters tall, but only weigh 60 kilograms. 

The whole vehicle was 1200 kilograms.

I don't have any idea who created this design, or which company made this rover in the heat of the Space Race.

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