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Lunar Roving Vehicle Photo Gallery

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The Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV) was designed to transport astronauts and materials on the Moon. It was a collapsible open-space vehicle about 10 feet long with large mesh wheels, anterna, appendages, tool caddies, and cameras. Powered by two 36-volt batteries, it has four 1/4-hp drive motors, one for each wheel. The vehicle was designed to travel in forward or reverse, negotiate obstacles about 1 foot high, cross crevasses about 2 feet wide, and climb or descend moderate slopes. Its speed limit was about 9 miles (14 kilometers) per hour. Lunar Roving Vehicle
 
This photograph was taken during the installation of the Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV) in the Lunar Module at the Kennedy Space Center. LRV being installed in Lunar Module
 
This is a close-up view of a left front wheel of the Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV) No. 1. An LRV was used on each of the last three Apollo missions; Apollo 15, Apollo 16, and Apollo 17. LRV left front wheel
 
This photograph is a view of a display, control console, and hand controller for the Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV) No. 2. LRV control console
 
This photograph shows a rear view of a folded configuration of the Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV) No. 2. LRV in folded position for transport
 
This photograph was taken during a deployment simulation of the Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV). LRV deployment simulation
 
This photograph was taken during a deployment simulation of the Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV). LRV deployment simulation
 
This is a photograph of Astronaut James R. Irwin with the Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV) during the Apollo 15 mission, July 26, 1971. Astronaut James R. Irwin on Apollo 15 mission.
 

This photograph was taken during the Apollo 15 mission.

LRV being used during Apollo 15 mission.
 
This photograph was taken during the Apollo 15 mission on the lunar surface. Astronaut David R. Scott waits in the Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV) for astronaut James Irwin for the return trip to the Lunar Module, Falcon, with rocks and soil collected near the Hadley-Apernine landing site. LRV