Wheel, Lunar Rover

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    Wheel with aluminum center, steel wire and aluminum "treads" - rust colored fender (as used on the Lunar Roving Vehicle).

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    Wheel with aluminum center, steel wire and aluminum "treads" - rust colored fender (as used on the Lunar Roving Vehicle).

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    Wheel with aluminum center, steel wire and aluminum "treads" - rust colored fender (as used on the Lunar Roving Vehicle).

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    Wheel, Lunar Rover

    This is a spare wheel from a lunar roving vehicle (LRV). The LRV was deployed on the moon during Apollo 15, 16 and 17. The tire is made of a woven mesh of zinc-coated piano wire to which titanium treads were riveted in a chevron pattern. This pattern kept the wheels from sinking into the soft lunar soil

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    Wheel with aluminum center, steel wire and aluminum "treads" - rust colored fender (as used on the Lunar Roving Vehicle).

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    Wheel with aluminum center, steel wire and aluminum "treads" - rust colored fender (as used on the Lunar Roving Vehicle).

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    Wheel with aluminum center, steel wire and aluminum "treads" - rust colored fender (as used on the Lunar Roving Vehicle).

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    Lunar Roving Vehicle Wheel, Fender

    Shown here are a spare wheel and fender (bottom), a fender extension (middle), and the replacement for the extension made of map sheets and tape on the Moon (top) because the original LRV (Lunar Roving Vehicle) extension failed.
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This is a spare wheel from a lunar roving vehicle (LRV). The LRV was deployed on the moon during Apollo 15, 16 and 17. The tire is made of a woven mesh of zinc-coated piano wire to which titanium treads were riveted in a chevron pattern. This pattern kept the wheels from sinking into the soft lunar soil. The lunar soil proved harder than expected and the wheel treads left tracks about half an inch deep.

Transferred to the National Air and Space Museum from the Alabama Space and Rocket Center in 1975.