Lunar Roving Vehicle and Exploration of the Moon
The Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV) was an electric-powered, dune buggy-looking vehicle that greatly expanded the ability of the astronauts to explore the surface of the moon. A photograph of the LRV used on Apollo 15 is shown below. The photograph was taken after its third and final sortie carrying David Scott and Jim Irwin on their exploration of the Hadley Rille site at the foot of the Apennines Mountains on the moon (Fig. 10.1).
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