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Extension, Fender, Lunar Roving Vehicle, Apollo17

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This object is on display in the Apollo to the Moon exhibition at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.

Collection Item Summary:

This is one of three fender extensions returned to Earth following the Apollo 17 mission. During the mission one of the four extensions on the Apollo 17 Lunar Roving Vehicle was accidentally dislodged. A substitute was constructed from material aboard the spacecraft. The fender was made of an epoxy-impregnated fiberglass, and attached to the lunar roving vehicle to prevent large quantities of lunar soil from covering the astronauts and the vehicle while in use. The extensions were returned to allow inspection following the mission.

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

Collection Item Long Description:

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum

Manufacturer

Boeing Aerospace

Credit Line

Transferred from the NASA - Johnson Space Center

Materials

  • Overall: Epoxy-impregnated Fiberglass
  • Resin
  • Synthetic fabric
  • Putty
  • Adhesive
  • Steel
  • Rubber
  • Aluminum
  • Paint

Dimensions

3-D: 30 × 28.5 × 8cm (11 13/16 × 11 1/4 × 3 1/8 in.)

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National Air and Space Museum Collection

Country of Origin

United States of America

Type

SPACECRAFT-Manned-Parts & Structural Components

Inventory Number

A19760009000