Lunar Rover Hopefuls Explore New Approaches

Lockheed Martin-General Motors’ LMV
The Lockheed Martin-General Motors’ LMV will arrive ahead of human landers.
Credit: General Motors Concept
When the crew of Apollo 15 landed on the Moon in July 1971, they brought along with them the first Lunar Roving Vehicle for exploring the surrounding Hadley Rille area and conducting experiments. Considered a key advance, rovers were subsequently used successfully on all three final Apollo missions...
Guy Norris

Guy is a Senior Editor for Aviation Week, covering technology and propulsion. He is based in Colorado Springs.

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