Lunar Roving Vehicle, Mobility Test Article, Bendix Model

This four-wheeled vehicle was a developmental prototype for the Apollo missions' lunar rover. Known as a Mobility Test Article, this vehicle helped solve problems associated with the design of the wheel assembly. Later designs of lunar rovers were used on the later Apollo missions.

NASA transferred this model lunar rover to the Smithsonian Institution in 1975.

Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Bendix Corp.

Type
SPACECRAFT-Manned-Test Vehicles

Materials
Aluminum and aluminum alloy
Dimensions
Approximate: 264 in. long x 180 in. wide (670.56 x 457.2cm)

This four-wheeled vehicle was a developmental prototype for the Apollo missions' lunar rover. Known as a Mobility Test Article, this vehicle helped solve problems associated with the design of the wheel assembly. Later designs of lunar rovers were used on the later Apollo missions.

NASA transferred this model lunar rover to the Smithsonian Institution in 1975.

Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Bendix Corp.

Type
SPACECRAFT-Manned-Test Vehicles

Materials
Aluminum and aluminum alloy
Dimensions
Approximate: 264 in. long x 180 in. wide (670.56 x 457.2cm)

ID: A19750651000