This photo shows the LRV on the moon at the Hadley-Appenine mountain range landing site during the Apollo 15 mission. Developed by Marshall Space Flight Center and built by Boeing, the LRV was an electric vehicle used to explore the Moon's surface during the Apollo 15, 16, and 17 missions.
This album contains a series of photographs from the construction of the Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV) at the Boeing test facility in Huntsville, Alabama. Ron Lancaster, a longtime Boeing engineer, added humorous speech bubbles and notes to the photographs, many of which depict himself and his colleagues. The album includes a group shot of the engineers with a completed LRV.
Ron Lancaster was an engineer for Boeing in Huntsville, Alabama. His handwritten notes describe encounters with astronauts Dave Scott and James Irwin, working with Grumman engineers at Kennedy Space Center, and going inside the Lunar Excursion Module.
According to an abstract found on the page following the title page, this paper includes "one possible conceptual definition of an early Apollo Logistics Support Systems (ALSS) is presented and various payloads for the system are briefly discussed. " It also discusses the Lunar Mobile Laboratory (MOLAB) and other considerations for a lunar scientific mission.
Steven Hall was born in a small town in the north central part of Indiana. This town has about a population of 2,000 people. Steven graduated from Eastern High School in 1963, and then he enrolled in Aeronautical/Neurospace Engineering at Purdue University. There, he received his bachelor's degree in 1968. Steven originally became interested in man space-flight when he was just about 10 years old. At this age, he had no clue how he could get involved with the space station, but he knew that he wanted to get involved one day. After he graduated college, he was so ready to work at NASA, that he left his home town immediately to move down to Huntsville, AL to start working. When he began working at the Marshall Space Flight Center, he was shown how Human Factors Engineering worked. One of the first projects that Steven was able to work on was "Skylab" where they built a lot of the equipment that probed how humans responded to space, and how the body changes in space. He also worked on a program to design a vehicle to drive around the surface of the moon.
Edwin Pruitt is from a small town in Alabama. He went to Auburn University, and when he was a sophomore there, he applied to a co-op position. In this co-op, he was assigned to a flight-dynamics group. Edwin was not satisfied with this position, so he asked to be switched to another one. In this new co-op, he was able to drive around on the simulated moon surface. Some things he was also involved in was diving into the Neutral Buoyancy Simulator, flying on the KC-135, and he had the freedom to represent his group with other part of the center where he worked. After Edwin graduated from college, he got a job at GE Aerospace in Valley Forge. They had a contract with the Airforce to train the Airforce astronauts. He eventually got laid off from this position, and he next got a job at Teledyne Brown Engineering. After working there for a couple of years, he found a job at Matrix in Huntsville. After working here, he found a job at Essex working on proposals.