NASA knew that in order to properly explore the moon, walking wouldn't be enough. Astronauts needed to drive. This month marks 40 years since man has been to the moon during NASA's Apollo program. And the lunar roving vehicle gave astronauts an enhanced ability to investigate our nearest neighbor in space. Read the full story here. The four-wheel, lightweight rover carried tools, scientific equipment, and lunar samples during the Apollo 15, 16, and 17 missions. NASA said it multiplied the amount of information the astronauts gathered by a factor of at least three.
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