APR 20, 2015 10:24 AM PDT

A Possible Lunar Rover

WRITTEN BY: Andrew J. Dunlop
A concept for a proposed lunar rover from 1990

This concept for a heavy, pressurized lunar rover from 1990 was designed to enable up to four crew to rove for two weeks on the Moon's surface. A crew airlock permits crew to exit and enter the rover and may double as a docking adapter to the Moon base. A smaller sample lock permits retrieval of lunar samples using remote manipulators mounted on the rover front. A cupola on top, similar to the cupola on the International Space Station, is a secondary driving station and permits views of the lunar terrain 360 degrees around the horizon and to much greater distances than the lower driving station.
About the Author
Andrew J. Dunlop lives and writes in a little town near Boston. He's interested in space, the Earth, and the way that humans and other species live on it.
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