Lunar Rover

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  1. SRT-Tom

    SRT-Tom Well-Known Member Super Moderator Article Writer

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    It has now been 50 years since astronaut Eugene Cernan (Apollo 15) drove the lunar rover- the ultimate electric car- on the moon!

    He has the lunar land speed record of 11 mph.



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    I believe Cernan was on Apollo 17. "Last Man on the Moon"

    You are correct. It was Apollo 17.

    During the Apollo 17 mission, Eugene Cernan, Ron Evans, and Harrison Schmitt drove the Moon Buggy over 62 miles (about 100 kilometers) and collected 243 pounds (110kg) of moon stuff. The Apollo 17 mission was the last mission to send humans to the Moon and to use the Lunar Rover to explore the surface.
     
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