Lunar Roving Vehicle

Rear view of a four-wheel battery powered vehicle with attached antenna.
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The Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV) was a battery powered "dune buggy" taken to the Moon on Apollo missions 15, 16, and 17. The LRV was stowed on the descent stage of the Lunar Module and deployed upon arrival at the lunar surface. The LRV was operated with a "stick controller," rather than a steering wheel, and could move forward and backwards.

Created:

12/19/2019

Photographer:

Mark Avino

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NASM2020-00049

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Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum

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