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Lunar Truck Photos
3.14.08
 
Spacesuit engineer Dustin Gohmert drives NASA's new lunar truck prototype + View High-res
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JSC2008-E-019176 (Dec. 2007) --- Spacesuit engineer Dustin Gohmert drives NASA's new lunar truck prototype through the moon-like craters of Johnson Space Center's Lunar Yard. The lunar truck was built to make such off roading easy, with six wheels that can be steered independently in any direction. In addition, the steering center can turn a full 360 degree, giving the driver a good view of what's ahead, no matter which way the wheels are pointing.
   
NASA's new lunar truck prototype + View High-res
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JSC2008-E-017832 (Dec. 2007) --- NASA's new lunar truck prototype, seen here in the Lunar Yard at Johnson Space Center, was designed to explore the options NASA has in lunar rovers. Its six wheels, active suspension and rotating driver's stand will be compared to the four wheels and driver's seats of more traditional rovers as plans are made for lunar exploration.
   
Spacesuit engineer Dustin Gohmert simulates work in a crater of Johnson Space Center's Lunar Yard + View High-res
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JSC2008-E-017833 (Dec. 2007) --- Spacesuit engineer Dustin Gohmert simulates work in a crater of Johnson Space Center's Lunar Yard, while his ride, NASA's new lunar truck prototype, stands ready in the background. The rover has the ability to lower itself all the way to the ground, making climbing on and off easy -- even in a bulky spacesuit.
   
Spacesuit engineer Dustin Gohmert simulates work in a crater of Johnson Space Center's Lunar Yard + View High-res
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JSC2008-E-017845 (Dec. 2007) --- Spacesuit engineer Dustin Gohmert simulates work in a crater of Johnson Space Center's Lunar Yard, while his ride, NASA's new lunar truck prototype, stands ready in the background. The rover has the ability to lower its platform all the way to the ground, making climbing on and off easy -- even in a bulky spacesuit.
   
Spacesuit engineer Dustin Gohmert simulates work in a crater of Johnson Space Center's Lunar Yard + View High-res
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JSC2008-E-017825 (Dec. 2007) --- Spacesuit engineer Dustin Gohmert simulates work inside a crater in Johnson Space Center's Lunar Yard. The Lunar Yard was built to provide engineers a moon-like setting in which to test systems and concepts as NASA prepares to return to the moon.