NASA’s Lunar Roving Vehicle

Speaker: Chris Riley

Date: 6 March 2013
Start Time: 7 pm
End Time: 8:30 pm

Venue: 27/29 South Lambeth Road, Vauxhall, London, SW8 1SZ

Marking the Apollo Lunar Rover’s final drive on the Moon in 1972, Professor Chris Riley’s new book for Haynes on the most exotic vehicle ever built, will be the subject of his talk to the Society on the 6th March 2013. At the time of its development, when battery powered electric cars were thought of as an oddity rather than an ambition, the concept of an electric lunar vehicle was as visionary as the Apollo programme itself. Commissioned even before the first human beings had walked on the Moon, and intended to carry future explorers further and faster, through the mountainous lunar highlands, the ‘LRVs’, as they were called, symbolized NASA’s commitment to human space exploration, and a future of people living and working on other worlds. Chris will be signing copies of the book after the lecture.

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