United States Astronauts on their Lunar Landing Missions have been restricted in their ability to move appreciable distances from their lunar module.
GV Astronauts driving moon buggy across terrain
SV Moon buggy comes to rest alongside newsmen
GV Newsmen surround buggy
GV Newsmen PAN to astronauts placing marker and taking rock samples (2 shots)
SV Astronauts taking dust samples
CU ZOOM OUT TO SV Astronauts drive away in buggy
LV ZOOM BACK Moon buggy driving across terrain
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Background: United States Astronauts on their Lunar Landing Missions have been restricted in their ability to move appreciable distances from their lunar module. But, beginning with Apollo 15 - the Moon Mission scheduled for July - the two men on the moon will be able to rove considerable distances in a four-wheeled vehicle.
The lunar roving vehicle was shown to the press on Thursday (29 April) going through its paces on reasonably rugged terrain. The vehicle weighs 480 lbs (220 kilos), is powered by two silver zinc batteries driving electric motors on each of the four wire-mesh wheels. It has a range of 40 miles (65 kms) and can carry more than twice its weight.