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Lunar Rover Manual


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Published to coincide with the 40th anniversary of mankind's final drive on the Moon in December 2012. The background to the Lunar Rover (LRV) project that led to the creation of this revolutionary lightweight electric vehicle, three examples of which still sit on the Moon's surface. The anatomy of the Lunar Rover: structure; wheels and suspension; engine and power; driving controls; navigation and communication; stowage. The performance of the Lunar Rover on the Moon, with first-hand accounts of taken from the complete transcripts of the crews' reaction to driving across the Moon. The legacy of the Lunar Rover: other wheeled vehicles on the Moon; Lunhakhods; the Lunar Rover's contribution to Mars exploration vehicles. Appendix detailing where LRVs rest today, both on the Moon and on Earth.

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The three co-authors are a truly expert team. Dr Christopher Riley, a former planetary scientist, is a historian of human space flight and director of over 100 TV programmes on his subject. W. David Woods has studied the engineering behind the Apollo programme for nearly 20 years, and edits and curates NASA's Apollo Flight Journal (AFJ). Phillip Dolling is a multi-award winning Executive Producer at the BBC, responsible for many of the corporation's flagship factual strands. Riley and Dolling were co-authors of Haynes' best-selling Apollo 11 Manual.

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