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SFS News: Crew Mobility Chassis Prototype

Posted by: Klaus Schmidt - Thu Jun 12, 2008 6:57 am
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Post SFS News: Crew Mobility Chassis Prototype   Posted on: Thu Jun 12, 2008 6:57 am
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(NASA) - The Crew Mobility Chassis Prototype is NASA's new concept for a lunar truck. Researchers are trying it out at Moses Lake, Wash., this week as part of a series of tests of lunar surface concepts.

One feature is its high mobility. Each set of wheels can pivot individually in any direction, giving the vehicle the ability to drive sideways, forward, backward and any direction in between -- important if the truck becomes mired in lunar dust, needs to zigzag down a steep crater wall or parallel park at its docking station. NASA currently is building the spacecraft and systems to return to the moon by 2020.

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Post    Posted on: Thu Jun 12, 2008 1:49 pm
ridiculous piece of over engineering.


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Post    Posted on: Thu Jun 12, 2008 5:09 pm
looks like a bug that got run-over in the road!

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Post    Posted on: Fri Jun 13, 2008 6:41 pm
More pictures under http://www.nasa.gov/externalflash/moses ... ccess.html

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