Damn, This Lunar Rover Video Is Fun

Watch as Apollo 16 astronauts John Young and Charlie Duke have a blast driving the lunar rover around the moon. According to NASA, the 16mm film became known as the "lunar rover Grand Prix".

Make sure to expand to full screen and turn on the HD option. [NASA via Kottke]


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    Simply incredible. As great as the robotic rovers are, they just don't have the same sense of "Wow!"

    Getting to the moon was one of mankind's greatest achievements, but what do we to when we get there? Hoon in the lunar rover, Brilliant!

      Um, you'll probably find it was for videoing the land scape, and for testing the vehicle. Besides, there is nothing wrong with having a bit of fun. If you're reading the internet at work, your figuratively "hooning" on your job.

      *shakes head*

      Last edited 25/01/13 1:57 pm

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5YFEw81umw

    its not a race its a rally

    they spent all that money getting there and yet they couldn't afford to give the camera guy a tripod

    Too many speed cameras nowadays to get away with this crap.

    never gonna use it again after they leave. trash it!

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