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Maps, Fender Extension, Lunar Roving Vehicle, Apollo 17


Display Status:

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 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.

Collection Item Long Description:

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum


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


Credit Line

Transferred from the NASA - Johnson Space Center


Plastic, tape, paper


3-D: 50.5 × 24 × 13.5cm (19 7/8 × 9 7/16 × 5 5/16 in.)

Country of Origin

United States of America



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