Maps, Fender Extension, Lunar Roving Vehicle, Apollo 17, Mockup

Maps, Fender Extension, Lunar Roving Vehicle, Apollo 17, Mockup

     

This is a substitute fender extension made by astronauts Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt after the original fender on the lunar roving vehicle broke during the Apollo 17 mission in December 1972. The fender was made by taping four lunar maps together as a replacement for the broken fender to prevent large quantities of lunar soil from covering the astronauts and the vehicle while in use.

Transferred to the National Air and Space Museum from NASA - Johnson Space Center in 1975.

Transferred from the NASA - Johnson Space Center

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Eugene A. Cernan

Location
National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC
Exhibition
Apollo to the Moon

Type
EQUIPMENT-Lunar

Materials
Plastic, tape, paper
Dimensions
Overall: 1 ft. 2 7/8 in. wide x 1 ft. 7 1/2 in. deep (37.8 x 49.5cm)

This is a substitute fender extension made by astronauts Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt after the original fender on the lunar roving vehicle broke during the Apollo 17 mission in December 1972. The fender was made by taping four lunar maps together as a replacement for the broken fender to prevent large quantities of lunar soil from covering the astronauts and the vehicle while in use.

Transferred to the National Air and Space Museum from NASA - Johnson Space Center in 1975.

Transferred from the NASA - Johnson Space Center

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Eugene A. Cernan

Location
National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC
Exhibition
Apollo to the Moon

Type
EQUIPMENT-Lunar

Materials
Plastic, tape, paper
Dimensions
Overall: 1 ft. 2 7/8 in. wide x 1 ft. 7 1/2 in. deep (37.8 x 49.5cm)

ID: A19760010000