Lunar Roving Vehicle: Historical Origins, Development And Deployment


B. Burkhalter, M. R. Sharpe. (1995), JBIS, 48, pp.199-212

Refcode: 1995.48.199


The idea for a vehicle that would transport man on the surface of the Moon, like other technological realities in contemporary astronautics, had its conceptual beginnings in the imagination of the writers or science fiction in the early years of the 20th Century. It is interesting to note that this era was also a seminal period in the development or the automobile and tractor for personal transportation and prime movers. One could theorize about this relationship from a point of view of influence on the fictional rovers, e.g., ..the use of wheels for traction.