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    Is the moon buggy still on the moon?

    Is the moon buggy still on the moon?
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    Quote Originally Posted by michaelalex View Post
    Is the moon buggy still on the moon?
    All three Lunar Roving Vehicles are still on the moon--there was no reason to try to bring them back, which would have required a lot of extra fuel.
    We actually have a blurry photograph of the Apollo 17 LRV, parked some distance from the descent stage, taken from the Lunar Reconaissance Orbiter.

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    My first thought was "where else would they be?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger E. Moore View Post
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    Note that the rovers were delivered in the descent stage of the lunar module. That whole thing gets left behind when the ascent stage lifts off.

    A Grant Hutchison says, there was no reason to try to bring them back, and the ability to do so wasn't designed in at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pzkpfw View Post
    Note that the rovers were delivered in the descent stage of the lunar module. That whole thing gets left behind when the ascent stage lifts off.

    A Grant Hutchison says, there was no reason to try to bring them back, and the ability to do so wasn't designed in at all.
    No, they had performed their design and were tossed aside like a lot of other "excess garbage" that would have required more propellent to recover, than the designers wished to chance. PlSs, Sat.Dishes, cameras, gloves, hand cart come to mind.

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    I don't see why that needs a "no", but otherwise, sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pzkpfw View Post
    I don't see why that needs a "no", but otherwise, sure.
    As in no there are still there.

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    The moon buggies that went to the moon are still there, but you can see test versions and replicas at various museums on Earth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bknight View Post
    As in no there are still there.
    In what way did I say they were not still there?


    (Edit: Oh! Did you mean "no" in the "yes, I agree with your 'no'" sense? If so, sorry.)
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    Another thing the rovers were used for, their remote controlled cameras were used to film lift-offs.

    This youtube clip is something that was filmed from a rover, controlled by a guy on Earth ...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sj6a0Wrrh1g

    That's were the Apollo 17 rover still is, right where that video was taken from!
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    Quote Originally Posted by pzkpfw View Post
    This youtube clip is something that was filmed from a rover, controlled by a guy on Earth.
    Ed Fendell was that guy.

    https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2168443/

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