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]
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.
Last edited January 25, 2013 1:59 pm
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!